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Occupational emerging risks.

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. 2010-148, 2010 May; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20036862
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, about one in seven recordable workplace injuries and illnesses and one in thirteen workplace fatalities occurred in Manufacturing. An emerging risk is a recently discovered actual or potential hazard to people and property. The hazard is typically recognized by empirical means including engineering analyses, accident or injury investigations, toxicological studies, and epidemiological studies. Newly synthesized materials for which empirical studies are lacking may be identified as emerging issues because of the nature and physical characteristics of the materials. Occupational exposure to newly synthesized materials, as an example, is an emerging risk.
Keywords
Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Injuries; Accident-rates; Accident-statistics
Publication Date
20100501
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-110529
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2010-148
NIOSH Division
DART
Priority Area
Manufacturing
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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