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Fatal occupational injuries in Massachusetts 1991-1999.

Bekele-TM; Fiore-MA; Davis-LK
Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health 2002 Jan; :1-61
Work-related fatalities are a significant public health problem in Massachusetts, as they are in the United States. Information about the occupations, industries and circumstances in which these fatalities occur is essential to guide efforts to prevent future fatalities. Since 1991, the Massachusetts Department of Public health has collected information on all fatal occupational injuries in the Commonwealth as part of the national Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, conducted in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the U.S. Department of Labor. This report provides a comprehensive overview of fatal occupational injuries in Massachusetts during 1991-1999. It includes a comparison of the occupational fatality experience in Massachusetts with that of the nation as a whole. It also includes more detailed findings on three specific topics: falls to lower levels, work related homicides, and fishing-related fatalities. Findings are intended to guide the many players-government agencies, employers, unions, safety professionals, advocacy organizations, researchers, job trainers, and equipment design engineers - who have important roles to play in preventing fatal injuries at work.
Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Mortality-surveys; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accident-rates; Traumatic-injuries; Injury-prevention; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Accident-statistics; Protective-measures; Preventive-medicine; Fishing-industry
Letitia Davis, ScD, Director, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 250 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108
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Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-108704; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008331; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-08332
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Fatal occupational injuries in Massachusetts 1991-1999
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Massachusetts Department of Public Health