Preventing youth worker fatalities.
Tierney-JM; Higgins-DM; Hanrahan-LP; Washburn-MJ
NOIRS 2003-Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 2003, October 28-30, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh, PA: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2003 Oct; :44-45
This presentation describes the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program and summarizes in-depth data collected on 59 young worker fatalities in 26 states. These investigations were conducted between May 1986 and February 2002. Young workers ranged in age from 9 to 17 years, with a mean age of 15.28 years; 21 were working in the agriculture/forestry fishing industry, 12 in construction, 10 in manufacturing, 8 in services and 8 in the retail industry. The majority worked as laborers. Ninety-three percent were male: Each investigation resulted in the formulation and dissemination of preventive strategies to help prevent future similar occurrences. For an example of state FACE activities, the presentation describes the Wisconsin FACE program's efforts to foster collaboration between regulatory agencies, researchers, educators, occupational safety and health professionals, and to integrate efforts aimed at improving safety for working youth.
Demographic-characteristics; Age-factors; Workers; Mortality-data; Traumatic-injuries; Occupational-hazards; Injury-prevention; Injuries; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Fishing-industry; Construction-industry; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupational-health; Models
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NOIRS 2003-Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 2003, October 28-30, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania