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Occupational injuries: epidemiology, prevention, and treatment.
Landrigan P; Pollack S; Godbold J; Belville R
Adolesc Med State Art Rev 1995 Jun; 6(2):207-214
Work is a significant part of life for millions of adolescents in the United States, and work-related injury has become an important contributor to the continuing epidemic of adolescent injury. This chapter reviews current data on patterns of adolescent employment and examines the epidemiology of work-related injuries among American adolescents. It discusses the contribution of work-related trauma to adolescent injury. It summarizes the legal protections that have been created in the United States to protect adolescents against exploitation and injury in the workplace, and it analyzes the erosion of those measures that has occurred since 1980. Finally, this chapter offers recommendations for the diagnosis and prevention of occupational injury among adolescents.
Adolescents; Workers; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-exposure; Injury-prevention; Epidemiology; Regulations; Law-enforcement; Protective-measures; Children; Disease-prevention; Accident-prevention; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Families; Farmers; Education; Legislation
Philip J. Landigran, MD, MSc, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029
Issue of Publication
Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
Page last reviewed: December 18, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division