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Workers' Memorial Day - April 28, 2014.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
MMWR 2014 Apr; 63(16):341
NIOSHTIC No.
20044167
Abstract
Workers' Memorial Day, observed on April 28, 2014, recognizes workers who died or suffered from exposures to hazards at work. In 2012, a total of 4,383 U.S. workers died from work-related injuries. Most fatalities from work-related illness are not captured by national surveillance systems, but an estimate for 2007 was 53,445 deaths. In 2012, nearly 3 million injuries to and illnesses in private industry workers and 793,000 to and in state and local government workers were reported by employers. In the same year, an estimated 2.8 million work-related injuries were treated in emergency departments, resulting in 140,000 hospitalizations (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC, unpublished data, 2014). Several national surveillance systems report new cases of nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses, although no system captures all cases. Based on methods that focus on medical costs and productivity losses, the societal cost of work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses was estimated at $250 billion in 2007. Methods that include consideration of pain and suffering would result in a higher estimated societal cost. CDC is working to better describe the burden of fatalities, injuries, and illnesses suffered by workers; additional information is available at https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/programs/econ/risks.html.
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
20140425
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
M042014
Issue of Publication
16
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
OD
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
DC
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