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Fact sheet: food service - non-fatal work-related injuries to Massachusetts teens.
Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 2013 Spring; :1-5
Overview: More Massachusetts teens work in restaurants and other food service establishments than in any other single industry. Similarly, year after year, the largest proportion of work-related injuries to teens occur in this industry. From 2005 through 2010, food service injuries made up 503 (34%) of the 1,666 work-related injuries identified by the TAW Project. 55% of these injuries were identified through workers' compensation lost wage claims, and 45% through hospital emergency department reports. This fact sheet provides a closer look at these non-fatal injuries to teens working in the food service industry.
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; Food; Food-handlers; Food-processing-workers; Foodstuff; Food-processing-equipment; Food-processing-industry; Sex-factors; Health-surveys; Lost-work-days; Emergency-treatment
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Teens at Work: Injury Surveillance and Prevention Project, 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108
Fact sheet: food service - non-fatal work-related injuries to Massachusetts teens
Massachusetts State Department of Public Health - Boston
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division