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Mortality patterns among construction workers in the United States.
Robinson-CF; Halperin-WE; Alterman-T; Braddee-RW; Burnett-CA; Fosbroke-DE; Kisner-SM; Lalich-NR; Roscoe-RJ; Seligman-PJ; Sestito-JP; Stern-FB; Stout-NA
Occup Med: State of the Art Rev 1995 Apr; 10(2):269-283
Earlier studies and current NIOSH mortality surveillance studies for workers in the construction industry were discussed. Case based surveillance was exemplified through the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation and Sentinel Health Events (Occupational) projects. The former project presented on site investigations of traumatic fatalities with the goal of reducing measurably similar fatalities across the country. The latter project identified work related conditions that have been reported for construction workers. The NIOSH population based mortality surveillance studies have had as their goal the description of the magnitudes, trends, and risks in the mortality of construction workers. The National Traumatic Occupational Fatality system offered a census of occupational injury death rates for all workers in the United States and reports falls, electrocutions, and motor vehicle related deaths as the leading causes of fatalities among construction workers. Patterns of excess mortality have been identified through the National Occupational Mortality Surveillance System among male and female United States construction workers in 1979 through 1990. The authors conclude that through such programs, opportunities can arise for prevention and reduction of illness and injury rates for all workers.
NIOSH-Author; Mortality-surveys; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Epidemiology; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Construction-workers; Occupational-hazards; NOMS; National Occupational Mortality Surveillance
Issue of Publication
Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. Construction Safety and Health
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division