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Washington State occupational health indicators - current data (2006-ongoing).

Authors
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Source
Olympia, WA: Department of Labor and Industries, 80-11-2013, 2013 Aug; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20044333
Abstract
Occupational Health Indicators: There are over 3 million workers in Washington State. Every year tens of thousands are injured or made ill on the job. These work-related injuries and illnesses have high human and economic costs, but can be prevented. Tracking these injuries and illnesses is the first step to understanding whether prevention methods are succeeding or need to be improved. Washington State researchers at the Department of Labor and Industries worked with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Occupational Health workgroup to develop a set of measures to track occupational injuries and illnesses. These measures are called 'occupational health indicators' (OHI) and are compiled yearly (because of time for data to develop and become available, there is about a 3-year lag; for 2013 CSTE OHI data is being collected for 2010). They are meant to provide an overview and general assessment of the occupational health status of Washington State. While more in-depth reports compiling and comparing several years of data are published at regular intervals by SHARP and CSTE, more recent information has not always been readily available. This report summarizes the data available from 2006 through the most currently available data, in an effort to make WA State OHI data available in more "real-time." As such, portions of the report may be left blank where data is not yet available (data sources differ in schedule), or there is no data (as with new indicators or new components of existing indicators).
Keywords
Accident-prevention; Accident-rates; Accidents; Accident-statistics; Epidemiology; Exposure-assessment; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Workplace-studies; Epidemiology; Preventive-medicine
Contact
Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504-4330
Publication Date
20130805
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008487
Priority Area
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Source Name
Washington state occupational health indicators - current data (2006-ongoing).
State
WA
Performing Organization
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
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