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Work related deaths in West Virginia: targeting research and prevention efforts.
Higgins DN; Helmkamp JC; Williams JC; King ME
AAOHN J 2000 Jul; 48(7):331-337
Deaths from injuries at work have been identified as a major public health problem in the United States (Bell, 1990; Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1999; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1993). The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) monitors occupational injury deaths through death certificates compiled for the National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) surveillance system. NTOF findings on the magnitude of work related injury deaths for the United States from 1980 through 1994 indicate the annual total number of deaths and crude death rates decreased from 7,405 (7.5 per 100,000 workers) in 1980 to 5,406 (4.4 per 100,000 workers) in 1994 (CDC, 1998). While the downward trend is encouraging, the magnitude of the problem requires more be done to prevent these needless deaths.
Mortality rates; Mortality data; Workers; Work environment; Occupational hazards; Injuries; Traumatic injuries
Issue of Publication
AAOHN Journal - American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal
Page last reviewed: June 15, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division