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Workers' Memorial Day - April 28, 2006.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
MMWR 2006 Apr; 55(16):449
NIOSHTIC No.
20030083
Abstract
Workers' Memorial Day, April 28, was established to remember those workers who died or were injured on the job. On average, nearly 16 workers in the United States die each day from injuries sustained at work, and 134 die from work-related diseases. Daily, an estimated 11,700 private-sector workers have a nonfatal work-related injury or illness, and more than half will require job transfer, work restrictions, or time away from their jobs as a result. More than 9,000 workers are treated in emergency departments each day, and approximately 200 of these workers are hospitalized. In 2003, workers' compensation costs for employers totaled $81 billion. Workers' Memorial Day also will commemorate the 35th anniversary of the creation of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration within the U.S. Department of Labor. Additional information about workplace safety and health is available at https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/.
Keywords
Occupational-accidents; Occupational-diseases; Mortality-data; Injuries; Workers; Occupations; Statistical-analysis; Lost-work-days; Disabled-workers; Surveillance
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
20060428
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
16
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DSR; OD
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
WV; DC
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