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NIOSH fatal occupational injury cost fact sheet: couriers and messengers (NAICS 492).
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-133, 2012 Mar; :1-5
The cost to society of a workplace fatality was estimated using the cost-of-illness approach, which combines direct and indirect costs to yield an overall cost of an occupational fatal injury. For these calculations, only medical expenses were used to estimate the direct cost associated with the fatality. The indirect cost was derived by calculating the present value of future earnings summed from the year of death until the decedent would have reached age 67, accounting for the probability of survival were it not for the premature death. Fatality rates were calculated by NIOSH and may differ from previously published BLS CFOI rates. Fatality rates were calculated as deaths per 100,000 workers. Fatality rates for sex, race, age group, and occupation were calculated using employment estimates by the individual characteristic within the specific industry. Employment estimates for the specific industry were used to generate rates for event and source.
Occupational-accidents; Occupations; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Workplace-studies; Work-environment; Morbidity-rates; Mortality-rates; Statistical-analysis; Humans; Men; Women; Age-groups; Transportation; Transportation-workers; Materials-transport; Office-workers; Surveillance
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-133; B03282012
Construction; Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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