Oregon Worker Illness and Injury Prevention Program
Putting Data to Work. Portland, OR: Oregon Department of Human Services, 2008 Dec; :1-8
Young workers die or are hospitalized from injuries at work every year, and they have higher rates of work-related injuries and illnesses than adult workers. There is evidence that workers aged 15-24 years are much more likely than older workers to be treated in hospital emergency departments for nonfatal occupational illnesses or injuries -- twice as likely as workers aged 25-54 years and three times as likely as workers 55 years of age and older. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health estimated that 52,600 work-related injuries and illnesses among 15- to 17-year-olds were treated in hospital emergency departments in 2006. Since only onethird of work-related injuries are seen in emergency departments, it is likely that 157,000 youths sustain work-related injuries and illnesses each year.
Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Work-operations; Traumatic-injuries; Age-factors; Age-groups; Sex-factors; Children; Retail-workers; Construction-workers; Construction-equipment; Food-services; Burns; Equipment-operators; Food-processing-workers; Risk-analysis
Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division, Office of Environmental Public Health Toxicology, Assessment & Tracking Services Section (TATS), 800 NE Oregon Street #640 Portland, OR 97232
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Putting Data to Work
Public Health Services, Portland, Oregon