YOUNG WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH

 Charts on Young Worker Employment, Injuries and Illnesses

Selected Charts on Young Worker Employment, Injuries and Illnesses

This graph shows rates for work-related nonfatal injuries and illnesses treated in emergency departments for 15 to 17 year olds in the  United States for the time period 2005 to 2014.  Rates were generally declining from 2005 to 2009, then variable for the next few years.  The highest rate, 4.4 injuries and illnesses per 100 fulltime  equivalents, was in 2005. The lowest  rate, 3.0 injuries and illnesses per 100 fulltime equivalents, was in 2014.

Rates of Work-related Injuries and Illnesses Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments by Year, 15-17 Year-Olds, United States
This graph shows rates for work-related nonfatal injuries and illnesses treated in emergency departments for 15 to 17 year olds in the United States for the time period 2005 to 2017. Rates were generally declining from 2005 to 2009, then variable for the next few years. The highest rate, 4.4 injuries and illnesses per 100 fulltime equivalents, was in 2005. The lowest rate, 2.56 injuries and illnesses per 100 fulltime equivalents, was in 2016. (Source: National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS)- NIOSH Work Supplement – Work-Related Injury Statistics Query System https://wwwn.cdc.gov/wisards/workrisqs/default.aspx)

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Page last reviewed: October 1, 2019