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Solid waste industry reduces fatalities and injuries.

Authors
Utterback-D
Source
Waste Advant Mag 2011 Sep; 2(9):26, 28
NIOSHTIC No.
20040253
Abstract
The most recent data from 2009 for the solid waste industry indicate that occupational fatalities have decreased substantially and the downward trend in days-away-from-work injuries and illnesses continues. These data, which are recorded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), are encouraging. Yet the industry remains one of the top 10 most hazardous in the U.S. The total number of fatalities in 2009 was 43 after averaging 67 fatalities per year of the previous six years. Still, 83 percent of the 571 occupational fatalities between 2003 and 2009 occurred in the private sector.
Keywords
Waste-disposal; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accident-rates; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Accident-statistics; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Safety-education; Surveillance-programs
Publication Date
20110901
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
dutterback@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2011
Issue of Publication
9
ISSN
2150-8429
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Services
Source Name
Waste Advantage Magazine
State
OH
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division