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Workers Memorial Day - April 28, 2011.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
MMWR 2011 Apr; 60(16):497
NIOSHTIC No.
20038687
Abstract
Workers Memorial Day recognizes those workers who have died or sustained work-related injuries or illnesses. In 2008, a total of 5,214 U.S. workers died from occupational injuries, and 49,000 deaths annually are attributed to work-related illnesses. In 2009, an estimated 3.28 million workers in private industry and 862,900 in state and local government had a nonfatal occupational injury or illness. Of those workers, 1.7 million in private industry and 374,100 in state and local government were transferred, placed on work restrictions, or took time away from work. An estimated 2.6 million workers were treated in emergency departments for occupational injuries and illnesses in 2009, and approximately 80,000 were hospitalized (CDC, unpublished data, 2011). Work-related injuries and deaths are costly. Employers and insurers spent nearly $79 billion on workers' compensation in 2008. Employers, workers, and society overall paid additional costs, including lost productivity and charges to other insurance systems. Additional information on workplace safety and health is available from CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/.
Keywords
Occupational-accidents; Occupational-diseases; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Morbidity-rates; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Workers; Statistical-analysis; Lost-work-days; Disabled-workers; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupations; Disease-prevention; Diseases; Injury-prevention; Emergency-treatment; Health-care; Health-care-facilities; Worker-health
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
20110401
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
16
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
OD
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
DC
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