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Injuries and fatalities in the mining workplace: comparing the United States with other mining countries.

Authors
Brady-TM; Bise-C; Fowler-CJ
Source
NORA Symposium 2006: Research Makes a Difference! April 18-26, 2006, Washington, DC. Washington, DC: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2006 Apr; :340
NIOSHTIC No.
20030197
Abstract
This paper compares published mining statistics on injuries and fatalities for the United States and several mining countries where mining plays a significant role in the economic well being of the country. The authors examine similarities and differences between the United States experience and those of countries such as Canada, South Africa, Russia, and Sweden. The focus of discussion is the identification of sometimes hidden clues that help pinpoint the actual injury and fatality rates of the non-US mining countries. It is well known that mining is one of the most dangerous occupations in the Unites States; this paper will document how dangerous mining is in other major mining countries worldwide. The document will identify the technical needs for valid injury statistics and for injury prevention of countries outside of the United States and will give an indication of injury trends in countries where no statistics are available to improve occupational health and safety outcomes.
Keywords
Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-rates; Mortality-data; Mining-industry; Miners; Mine-workers; Occupational-health; Occupational-hazards; Injury-prevention; Mine-disasters
Publication Date
20060418
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Abstract
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
SRL
Source Name
NORA Symposium 2006: Research Makes a Difference! April 18-26, 2006, Washington, DC.
State
WA; PA; MD; DC
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