EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WORKERS
Injury and Illness Data
To collect data on nonfatal injuries and illnesses among EMS workers NIOSH uses the occupational supplement to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System ( NEISS-Work )—a national probability based sample of US hospital emergency departments. EMS worker injuries and illnesses treated in the participating hospitals are identified from admissions information and emergency department chart review by a records abstractor in each hospital. A workers' compensation claim is not required for inclusion. National injury and illness estimates are extrapolated from the statistical weights assigned to each case treated in one of the NEISS-Work hospitals.
- Page last reviewed: June 23, 2014
- Page last updated: August 17, 2015
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Safety Research