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Workers' Memorial Day, April 28, 1998.
MMWR 1998 Apr; 47(15):297
April 28, 1998, has been designated Workers' Memorial Day to recognize persons who have died from occupational injuries or diseases and opportunities to prevent these deaths. During 1980-1994, a total of work-related injuries; in 1992, costs of such injuries were an estimated $145 billion. An estimated additional 60,000 workers died from occupational diseases. Additional information about causes and prevention of work-related injury and disease is available from CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), or on the World-Wide Web <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/"target="_blank" >https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/</a>.
Mortality-data; Workers; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-diseases; Occupations; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Disease-prevention; Diseases; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Statistical-analysis; Lost-work-days; Disabled-workers
Issue of Publication
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division