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Classifying deaths as on the job.
Harshbarger D; Stout N; Curtin LR
J Occup Environ Med 1995 Feb; 37(2):124
An effort was made by several organizations to provide guidelines for determining the work relatedness of fatal injury cases. These organizations included the Association for Vital Records and Health Statistics, NIOSH, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the National Center for Environmental Health. Other agencies which contributed were the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The purpose of the effort was to provide guidelines which would be useful for medical examiners and coroners in the accurate completion of the injury at work item on death certificates, to form guidelines which would allow consistency to be found with current case definitions of fatal occupational injuries, to be clear and concise, and which would meet the needs of the occupational safety and health community for surveillance and research which would be directed at preventing injuries on the job. By using a set of standardized guidelines such as these there would be continued improvement in the consistency and standardization of the definition of work injury.
NIOSH-Author; Epidemiology; Accident-analysis; Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-data; Accident-statistics; Surveillance-programs; Occupational-accidents
Issue of Publication
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
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