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Workers Memorial Day - April 28, 2002.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
MMWR 2002 Apr; 51(16):345
NIOSHTIC No.
20022645
Abstract
April 28, 2002, has been designated Workers' Memorial Day to remember workers who have died from occupational injuries or diseases. Although workers in the United States are experiencing substantial improvements in occupational health and safety , occupational injuries and fatalities continue to occur. During 1980 - 1998, approximately 109,000 civilian workers died from work-related injuries, an average of 16 deaths per day (CDC, unpublished data, 1998). In 1998, 3.6 million workers were seen in hospital emergency departments in the United States because of injuries that occurred on the job. In 2000, costs of fatal and nonfatal unintentional work-related injuries were an estimated $131.2 billion. More information about causes and prevention of workplace injuries and diseases is available on the NIOSH homepage.
Keywords
Mortality-data; Workers; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-diseases; Occupations; Injuries; Statistical-analysis; Lost-work-days; Disabled-workers
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
20020426
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
2002
Issue of Publication
16
ISSN
0149-2195
NIOSH Division
DSR; OD
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
WV; DC
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division