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Multiple jobholder mortality patterns in Kentucky: an examination of occupational fatalities.

Authors
Bush-AM; McKee-SE; Bunn-TL
Source
Am J Ind Med 2013 Aug; 56(8):881-888
NIOSHTIC No.
20042967
Abstract
Background: The percentage of multiple jobholders was elevated in Kentucky compared to the US from 2002 to 2010. Methods: Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) multiple jobholder fatality data were analyzed to identify contributing injury factors from 2002 to 2010. Results: Kentucky's total occupational fatality rates were higher than US rates for all years (2002-2010). Kentucky multiple jobholder fatalities averaged 8.4 deaths per 100,000 employees compared to the total average occupational fatality rate of 6.5. Almost half of multiple jobholder fatalities (47%) occurred in the agricultural industry and management occupation as the primary industry and occupation; 67% were tractor-related. The most prevalent secondary industry and occupation were the construction industry and management occupation. Conclusions: Increased surveillance of multiple jobholder injuries is needed to improve safety and health on the job. Future investigations should include the relationship between multiple jobholding and agricultural employment as farm owners.
Keywords
Occupations; Occupational-hazards; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Workers; Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Management-personnel; Industrial-environment; Tractors; Agricultural-machinery; Accidents; Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Surveillance-programs; Farmers; Work-environment; Author Keywords: multiple jobholders; agriculture; fatalities; jobsite; management
Contact
Terry L.Bunn, PhD,Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, 333 Waller Ave., Suite 242, Lexington, KY 40504
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
20130801
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
tlbunn2@uky.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008483; B20130805
Issue of Publication
8
ISSN
0271-3586
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
State
KY
Performing Organization
University of Kentucky
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