YOUNG WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH
Selected Charts on Young Worker Employment, Injuries and Illnesses
Figure 9. Rates of Work-related Injuries and Illnesses Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments by Year, 15-17 Year-Olds, United States
This graph shows rates for work-related nonfatal injuries and illnesses treated in emergency departments for 15 to 17 year olds in the United States for the time period 1997 to 2008. Rates were generally lower after 2000. The highest rate, 5.2 injuries and illnesses per 100 fulltime equivalents, was in 1999. The lowest rate, 3.8 injuries and illnesses per 100 fulltime equivalents, was in 2008.