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Women's Safety and Health Issues at Work
Homicide is the leading cause of injury death for women in the workplace, accounting for 40% of all workplace death among female workers. Workplace homicides are primarily robbery-related, and often occur in grocery/convenience stores, eating and drinking establishments, and gasoline service stations. Over 25% of female victims of workplace homicide are assaulted by people they know (co-workers, customers, spouses, or friends). Domestic violence incidents that spill into the workplace account for 16% of female victims of job-related homicides.

Female workers are also at risk for nonfatal violence. Women were the victims in nearly two-thirds of the injuries resulting from workplace assaults. Most of these assaults (70%) were directed at women employed in service occupations, such as health care, while an additional 20% of these incidents occurred in retail locations, such as restaurants and grocery stores.

Working with Stress
NIOSH Publication No. 2003-114D (DVD), Publication No. 2003-114V (VHS)
(November 2002)
This DVD program describes workplace factors that can create or exacerbate worker stress, and suggests practical measures for reducing job-related stress through changes in work organization. Working with Stress is the first NIOSH training and educational video program on the topic of workplace stress. It is a companion program to the 1999 NIOSH document, "Stress ... At Work."

Fatal Injuries to Civilian Workers in the United States, 1980-1995: National and State Profiles
NIOSH Publication No. 2001-129S
These two documents include 16 years of data (1980-1995) from the National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) surveillance system. Statistics on over 93,000 deaths are provided by demographic and injury characteristics. These data may be used for developing prevention strategies by enabling researchers and practitioners in government, academia, industry, and labor to focus efforts on the leading causes of workplace injury death in the high-risk industries and occupations.

Worker Health Chartbook, 2004
NIOSH Publication No. 2004-146
The Worker Health Chartbook, 2004 is a descriptive epidemiologic reference on occupational morbidity and mortality in the United States. A resource for agencies, organizations, employers, researchers, workers, and others who need to know about occupational injuries and illnesses, the Chartbook includes more than 400 figures and tables describing the magnitude, distribution, and trends of the Nation’s occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.

Worker Health Chartbook, 2000
NIOSH Publication No. 2000-127
This document presents national and state occupational health data and statistics, graphically describing the burden of our Nation's occupational injuries and illnesses. More than 40 scientists from federal and state agencies collaborated to present health surveillance information in the Chartbook's 172 charts and data tables. The Chartbook has a descriptive focus, presenting data and charts that characterize types of injuries and illnesses by gender, race, industry, and occupation. The Chartbook also provides comprehensive reference materials, including appendices describing the 18 surveillance and statistical systems, and the industry and occupation classification systems.

Identifying High-Risk Small Business Industries: The Basis for Preventing Occupational Injury, Illness, and Fatality
NIOSH Publication No. 99-107 (May 1999)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has prepared this report to characterize the risk of occupational injury, illness, and fatality in industries composed mostly of small business establishments. Identifying these risks will provide essential information to practitioners in occupational safety and health, the small business community (owners, managers, and employees), labor officials, trade associations, insurers, product suppliers, local and State agencies, and others involved with small business. This document will be of special interest to researchers in occupational safety and health as a first step toward identifying the underlying causes of injuries and illnesses in small business industries and designing effective and appropriate prevention strategies for a hard-to-reach target audience.

Stress...At Work (1999)
NIOSH Publication No. 99-101
This booklet highlights knowledge about the causes of stress at work and outlines steps that can be taken to prevent job stress.

 
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