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Occupational injuries & fatalities due to falls.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-143, 2010 May; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20036815
Abstract
An estimated 15.9 million people worked in the Manufacturing Sector in 2008, which accounted for approximately 10.9% of the employed U.S. workforce. In 2008, 411 manufacturing sector workers died from occupational injuries. The leading causes of death were contact with objects and equipment (116), transportation incidents (104), and falls (58). The Sector reported 689,700 non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses with more than half requiring days away from work, job transfer, or restriction. The leading causes of days away from work cases were: contact with objects or equipment (60,430), overexertion and repetitive motion (47,190), and falls (24,260). These data substantiate that Strategic Goal 1 of the National Manufacturing Agenda focuses on one of the three leading sources of occupational injuries and fatalities - falls.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Fall-protection; Walking-surfaces; Training; Industrial-environment; Industrial-hazards; Occupational-hazards; Factory-workers; Furniture-manufacture; Wood-products; Food-processing-industry; Metal-industry; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Transportation-industry; Work-analysis; Work-practices; Equipment-design; Floors
Publication Date
20100501
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-109326
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2010-143
NIOSH Division
DART
Priority Area
Manufacturing
SIC Code
NAICS-31; NAICS-32; NAICS-33
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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