Occupational health indicators for Washington State, 1997 - 2004.
Bonauto-D; Anderson-N; Pratt-J
Olympia, WA: Department of Labor and Industries, 80-4-2008, 2008 Jun; :1-29
There are 3 million workers in Washington State. Every year tens of thousands are injured or made ill on the job. These work-related injuries and illnesses have high human and economic costs to workers, employers and Washington State. Work-related injuries and illnesses can be prevented. Tracking work-related injuries and illnesses is the first step in understanding whether those prevention efforts succeed or need to be improved. Washington State researchers at the Department of Labor and Industries worked with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Occupational Health workgroup to develop a set of measures to track occupational injuries and illnesses (see below). These measures are called 'occupational health indicators.' This report uses the CSTE occupational health indicators and several specific Washington State indicators to track the trend of Washington's work-related injuries, illnesses and exposures. The time period covered in this report is from 1997 to 2004.
Accident-prevention; Accidents; Exposure-assessment; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Workplace-studies
David Bonauto, Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries PO Box 44330 Olympia, WA 98504-4330
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Occupational Health Indicators for Washington State, 1997 - 2004
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries