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Oregon Worker Illness and Injury Prevention Program
Putting Data to Work. Portland, OR: Oregon Department of Human Services, 2005 Jun; :1-4
Did you know that in 2003, 75 people died from work-related injuries in Oregon and more than 58,000 people reported being hurt or get-ting sick from their jobs? Work-related injuries and illnesses cost $447 million annually in workers' compensation claims in the state, and the indirect costs are likely to be more than twice as high. Workplace injury and illness can be prevented. While Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division enforces regulations and issues fines to offenders, the role of the Oregon Worker Injury and Illness Prevention Program (OWIIPP) is to collect the information needed to develop prevention plans that stop work-related injuries and illnesses before they happen, saving both lives and money. By working with as many partners as possible, OWIIPP is leveraging resources to do just that.
Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Risk-analysis; Occupational-hazards; Exposure-assessment; Dermatitis; Skin-irritants; Burns; Food-services; Construction-industry; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals
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
Public Health Services, Portland, Oregon
Page last reviewed: December 11, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division