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Fact sheet: overview - non-fatal work-related injuries to Massachusetts teens.

Pazos Vautin B
Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 2013 Spring; :1-2
Overview: From January 2005 through December 2010, 1,666 work-related injuries to Massachusetts teens were reported to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Over half of the injuries (57%) were identified through workers' compensation (WC) lost wage claims; the other 43% were identified through reports from a small sample of hospital emergency departments (ED). This fact sheet provides a snapshot of these non-fatal work-related injuries to Massachusetts teens. Injuries Snapshot: More Massachusetts teens (30%) work in restaurants, including fast food, than in any other single industry. Grocery stores and other retail combined account for another 31% of the teen workforce, while health care and construction each make up a small proportion. These five industries accounted for nearly 75% of all injuries to young workers. Restaurants was the most common industry in which youth were injured, similar to its workforce makeup. On the contrary, teens working in health care, including hospitals and nursing homes, accounted for 12% of all injuries despite making up just 4% of the teen workforce.
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Adolescents; Surveillance-programs; Employee-health; Occupations; Information-systems; Health-care; Emergency-care; Statistical-analysis; Humans; Workers; Work-environment; Public-health; Health-protection; Training; Risk-factors; Hazards; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Food-services; Safety-education; Work-practices; Industrial-safety; Industrial-environment; Age-factors; Grocery-stores; Retail-workers; Construction; Construction-workers; Sex-factors; Health-surveys
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Teens at Work: Injury Surveillance and Prevention Project, 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108
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Fact sheet: overview - non-fatal work-related injuries to Massachusetts teens
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Massachusetts State Department of Public Health - Boston
Page last reviewed: March 25, 2022
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division