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Fact sheet: health care service - non-fatal work-related injuries to Massachusetts teens.

Authors
Pazos Vautin-B
Source
Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 2013 Spring; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20042881
Abstract
Overview: Healthcare is the largest industry in Massachusetts, and has grown nationwide over the past decade.(1) While only 4% of working Massachusetts' 15- to 17-year-olds worked in health care from 2005-2010(2), this proportion is also likely to grow. Despite the small percentage of Massachusetts' teens working in health care, 175 (12%) of the 1,666 work-related injuries identified by the TAW Project from 2005 through 2010 (for which industry was known) occurred in this industry. 59% of these injuries were identified through WC lost wage claims, and 41% through hospital ED reports. This fact sheet provides a closer look at these non-fatal injuries to teens working in health care service.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Adolescents; Surveillance-programs; Employee-health; Occupations; Information-systems; Health-care; Emergency-care; Statistical-analysis; Humans; Workers; Work-environment; Public-health; Health-protection; Training; Risk-factors; Hazards; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Safety-education; Work-practices; Industrial-safety; Industrial-environment; Age-factors; Health-services; Health-care-personnel; Medical-care; Medical-personnel; Medical-services; Nursing; Sex-factors; Emergency-treatment; Lost-work-days; Burns; Health-surveys
Contact
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Teens at Work: Injury Surveillance and Prevention Project, 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108
Publication Date
20130301
Document Type
Other
Email Address
Beatriz.Pazos@state.ma.us
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008490; B20130801
Source Name
Fact sheet: health care service - non-fatal work-related injuries to Massachusetts teens
State
MA
Performing Organization
Massachusetts State Department of Public Health - Boston
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