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Fact sheet: construction - non-fatal work-related injuries to Massachusetts teens.
Pazos Vautin B
Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 2013 Spring; :1-4
Overview: The construction industry can be dangerous for workers of all ages: in 2011, there were over 184,000 non-fatal work-related injuries to construction workers nationwide.(1) From 2005 through 2010, 66 (4%) of the 1,666 work-related injuries identified by the TAW Project happened in construction. 48% of these injuries were identified through workers' compensation lost wage claims, and 52% through hospital emergency department reports. This fact sheet provides a closer look at these non-fatal injuries to teens working in the construction 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; Safety-education; Work-practices; Industrial-safety; Industrial-environment; Age-factors; Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-materials; Construction-workers; Fall-protection; Eye-injuries; Manual-lifting; Manual-materials-handling; Health-surveys; Emergency-treatment; Sex-factors; Power-tools; Machine-operation; Machine-tools; Pneumatic-equipment; Pneumatic-tools; Tools; Hand-injuries
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: construction - non-fatal work-related injuries to Massachusetts teens
Massachusetts State Department of Public Health - Boston
Page last reviewed: July 24, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division