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Washington State occupational health indicators, 2005.

Authors
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Source
Olympia, WA: Department of Labor and Industries, 80-5-2009, 2009 Jul; :1-10
NIOSHTIC No.
20036446
Abstract
There are 3 million workers in Washington State. Every year tens of thousands are injured or made ill on the job. These work-related injuries and illnesses have high human and economic costs, but can be prevented. Tracking these injuries and illnesses is the first step to understanding whether prevention methods are succeeding or need to be improved. Washington State researchers at the Department of Labor and Industries worked with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Occupational Health workgroup to develop a set of measures to track occupational injuries and illnesses. These measures are called 'occupational health indicators' (OHI) and are compiled yearly. They are meant to provide an overview and general assessment of the occupational health status of Washington State. While more in-depth reports compiling and comparing several years of data are published at regular intervals by SHARP and CSTE, more recent information has not always been readily available. This report summarizes the data available for 2005, in an effort to make WA State OHI data available in more "real-time." Rates given are per 100,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) unless otherwise noted.
Keywords
Accident-prevention; Accident-rates; Accidents; Accident-statistics; Exposure-assessment; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Workplace-studies
Contact
Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504-4330
Publication Date
20090701
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008487
Priority Area
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Source Name
Washington state occupational health indicators, 2005
State
WA
Performing Organization
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
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