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Occupational injury research and prevention in Alaska.

Authors
Conway-GA; Lincoln-JM; Husberg-BJ; Bensyl-DM; Manwaring-JC
Source
Arct Res U.S. 2001 Spring/Summer; 15(4):14-26
NIOSHTIC No.
20021707
Abstract
Using surveillance data as information for action, collaborative efforts in Alaska have been very successful in applying these insights toward preventing occupational mortality and serious injury. Specifically, epidemiological analysis has been effectively applied toward reducing mortality in Alaska's rapidly expanding helicopter logging industry, and it played an important supportive role in tracking the continuing progress made in reducing the mortality rate in Alaska's commercial fishing industry, as well as numerous local injury prevention efforts. Some of the methodological refinements presented here may be useful elsewhere. Layering Haddon matrices provides a useful insight for planning for injury prevention. This method should be widely applicable. The results suggest that the extension of Alaska's approach to occupational injury surveillance and prevention to other locales, and the application of these strategies to the full spectrum of occupational injury hazards, could have a broad impact on the reduction of occupational injuries.
Keywords
Injury prevention; Injuries; Accident prevention; Accidents; Accident statistics; Surveillance; Traumatic injuries
Publication Date
20010301
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
1045-4764
NIOSH Division
AFS; DSR
Source Name
Arctic Research of the United States
State
AK; WV
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