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Authors
Castillo-DN; Pizatella-TJ; Stout-N
Source
Occupational health: recognizing and preventing work-related disease and injury, 4th edition. BS Levy, and DH Wegman, eds. Philadelpia PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2000 Jan; :461-476
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NIOSHTIC No.
20027992
Abstract
Occupational injuries are caused by acute exposure in the workplace to physical agents such as mechanical energy, electricity, chemicals, and ionizing radiation, or from sudden lack of essential agents, such as oxygen or heat. Examples of events that can lead to worker injury include motor vehicle crashes, assaults, falls, being caught in parts of machinery, being struck by tools or objects, and submersion. Resultant injuries include fractures, lacerations, abrasions, burns, amputations, poisonings, and damage to internal organs. Occupational injuries are a serious public health problem. In 1996, more than 6,100 workers died from occupational injuries and more than 6 million workers sustained nonfatal injuries, based on a survey of employers.This latter estimate is conservative because it relies on employer reporting and excludes important groups of workers, such as the self-employed, workers small farms, and government employees. The annual societal cost of occupational injuries in the United States has been conservativiely estimated at more than $145 billion.
Keywords
Injuries; Acute-exposure; Occupational-exposure; Workers; Mechanical-properties; Electricity; Ionizing-radiation; Radiation-exposure; Heat-exposure; Health-hazards; Traumatic-injuries; Employees; Employee-exposure; Employee-health; Mortality-rates; Mortality-data; Occupational-health; Occupational-hazards
Publication Date
20000115
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Levy-BS; Wegman-DH
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780781719544
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Occupational health: recognizing and preventing work-related disease and injury, 4th edition
State
WV
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