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Work-related injury deaths among Hispanics - United States, 1992-2006.

Authors
Cierpich-H; Styles-L; Harrison-R; Davis-L; Chester-D; Lefkowitz-D; Valiante-D; Richardson-S; Castillo-D; Romano-N; Baron-S
Source
MMWR 2008 Jun; 57(22):597-600
NIOSHTIC No.
20033950
Abstract
Hispanics are among the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. workforce. In 2006, an estimated 19.6 million workers in the United States were Hispanic, 56% of whom were foreign born. To characterize work-related injury deaths among Hispanic workers in the United States, CDC, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and certain state agencies analyzed data from 1992-2006. This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which indicated that, during 1992-2006, a total of 11,303 Hispanic workers died from work-related injuries. The death rate for Hispanic workers decreased during this period; however, the rate was consistently higher than the rate for all U.S. workers, and the proportion of deaths among foreign-born Hispanic workers increased over time. During 2003-2006, 34% of Hispanic worker deaths occurred in the construction industry. Additional efforts are needed to reduce the risk for death among Hispanic workers because of projected increases in their employment, involvement in work with high risk for injury, susceptibility to miscommunication caused by language differences, and other potential risks associated with culture and economic status.
Keywords
Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Racial-factors; Traumatic-injuries; Injuries; Workers; Surveillance-programs; Statistical-analysis; Training; Education; Construction; Agriculture; Transportation; Construction-Search
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
20080606
Document Type
Journal Article; Trade
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008329; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008466; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008468
Issue of Publication
22
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS; DSR
Priority Area
Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities; Wholesale and Retail Trade
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
CA; MA; MI; NJ; OH; WV; DC
Performing Organization
Michigan State Department of Labor and Economic Growth
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