Oregon Worker Illness and Injury Prevention Program
Putting Data to Work. Portland, OR: Oregon Department of Human Services, 2008 Jun; :1-8
Tracking the number of and preventing occupational burn injuries is a priority in Oregon because the number of work-related burn injuries in the state has remained relatively constant since 2000. In addition, these injuries result in thousands of dollars in health care costs and lost days at work and in some cases can result in death. Occupational burn injuries are preventable with appropriate education, worker training, personal protective equipment (PPE), engineering and administrative controls, and safe work practices. This issue of "Putting Data to Work" provides partners with a scope of the problem summary, epidemiological data in Oregon, information about burn injuries, case summaries, and strategies and resources to prevent work-related burn injuries.
Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Work-operations; Risk-analysis; Burns; Personal-protective-equipment; Food-services; Food-handlers; Food-processing-industry; Construction-industry; Fire-safety; Fire-hazards; Fire-fighters
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
Putting Data to Work
Oregon Department of Human Services