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Five municipal/county workers died on-the-job in 2003.
Mich Munic Rev 2004 Jul/Aug; 77(4):16-17
Often, people don't think that they work in a setting where they could be killed while at work. Some don't think that their jobs are "risky" and perceive that other work-related settings are "riskier," like working on a construction site or working on a farm or in a factory. Sadly, most work settings have the potential for a work-related death. In 2003, two municipal department of public works (DPW) employees and three county road commission employees went to work and did not return home. Each of these fatalities could have been avoided if the employees had had a thorough understanding of how to recognize the presence and risk associated with the safety hazard at the time of the incident, a procedure to follow when a hazard is assessed, and the protective measures each could have taken to minimize the risk associated with the hazard. More information about the MIFACE research program may be found on the Michigan State University Occupational and Environmental website at <a href="http://www.oem.msu.edu/MiFACE_Program.aspx"target="blank">http://www.oem.msu.edu/MiFACE_Program.aspx</a>.
Mortality-rates; Morbidity-rates; Accidents; Training; Traumatic-injuries; Injuries; Humans; Men; Women; Risk-factors; Workers; Work-environment; Hazards; Safety-education
Issue of Publication
Michigan Municipal Review
Michigan State Department of Labor and Economic Growth
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division