Occupational burn surveillance in Kentucky.
Ky Epidemiol Notes & Rep 2001 May; 36(5):1-3
In October 1997, the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) at the University of Kentucky received funding to conduct surveillance of work-related burn injuries. This project is supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health through an agreement with the Kentucky Department for Public Health. The purpose of the project is to collect data on occupational burn injuries, then use the data to identify high risk jobs and develop intervention strategies. Information and prevention materials are disseminated to workers, employers and others interested in occupational safety. Initial case notification is obtained through a network of facilities that identifies and reports persons who meet the case definition of a worker who is burned on the job and seeks medical treatment for the injury. Participating facilities include hospital burn units and emergency departments, occupational medicine clinics, outpatient treatment centers, and Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance, a workers’ compensation insurance provider. Through follow-up phone interviews with injured workers and employers, details are obtained about the injury event and work practices. This report presents a summary of the data collected for the 30-month period of April 1998 - September 2000.
Occupational-hazards; Burns; Risk-analysis; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Occupational-health-services; Occupational-safety-programs; Fire-hazards; Fire-safety; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Age-factors; Age-groups; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Protective-materials
Kentucky Epidemiological Notes & Reports
Kentucky Department of Health Services