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Examining occupational health and safety disparities using national data: a cause for continuing concern.

Authors
Steege-AL; Baron-SL; Marsh-SM; Menendez-CC; Myers-JR
Source
Am J Ind Med 2014 May; 57(5):527-538
NIOSHTIC No.
20043643
Abstract
Background: Occupational status, a core component of socioeconomic status, plays a critical role in the well-being of U.S. workers. Identifying work-related disparities can help target prevention efforts. Methods Bureau of Labor Statistics workplace data were used to characterize high-risk occupations and examine relationships between demographic and work-related variables and fatality. Results: Employment in high-injury/illness occupations was independently associated with being male, Black,
Keywords
Workers; Worker-health; Demographic-characteristics; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Sociological-factors; Humans; Men; Agriculture; Forestry; Fishing-industry; Mining-industry; Transportation-industry; Materials-handling; Materials-transport; Surveillance-programs; Author Keywords: occupational health disparities; injury; fatality; occupation; industry; race; ethnicity; nativity; SOII; CFOI; CPS
Contact
Andrea L. Steege, PhD, MPH, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC/NIOSH, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS R18, Cincinnati, OH 45226
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
20140501
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
asteege@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
M012014
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0271-3586
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS; DSR
Priority Area
Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
State
OH; WV
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