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Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses among workers treated in hospital emergency departments - United States, 2003.

Authors
Marsh-SM; Derk-SJ; Jackson-LL
Source
JAMA J Am Med Assoc 2006 Jun; 295(21):2470-2472
NIOSHTIC No.
20030364
Abstract
CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) collects data on nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses through the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), an emergency department (ED)-based surveillance system. This report summarizes data for 2003. The overall number and rate of occupational injuries and illnesses did not change substantially during the 5-year period since data were last reported in 1998. In 2003, age-, sex-, and diagnosis-related patterns of injury and illness among workers treated in EDs (ED-treated injuries/illnesses) were similar to those reported in 1998. To achieve substantial decreases in these injuries and illnesses, prevention efforts must focus on effective, targeted workplace-safety interventions for diverse occupations. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) administers NEISS, a national stratified probability sample of U.S. hospitals with 24-hour EDs that tracks product-related injuries/illnesses that are not work related. In addition, CPSC collaborates with CDC to collect data for two adjunct programs: the NIOSH work-related injuries/illnesses program (NEISS-Work) and the NEISS All-Injury Program (NEISS-AIP). NEISS-Work tracks nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses by using the CPSC ED surveillance system. These cases are in addition to the CPSC product-related cases, and the cases are mutually exclusive. NEISS-AIP collects data on all injuries, regardless of consumer-product involvement or work relatedness (i.e., it tracks all other types of injuries in addition). The case-capture criteria are similar but not identical for the two adjunct programs (e.g., NEISS-Work includes illnesses whereas NEISS-AIP does not). This report presents data solely from NEISS-Work, which tracks cases reported at 67 of the 101 hospitals in the CPSC NEISS sample.
Keywords
Occupations; Injuries; Emergency-treatment; Health-care-facilities; Information-retrieval-systems; Statistical-analysis; Surveillance-programs; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-diseases
CODEN
JAMAAP
Publication Date
20060601
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
21
ISSN
0098-7484
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Journal of the American Medical Association
State
WV
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