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Healthy People 2010 - With Annotations

Chapter 20

Injury and Violence Prevention
Lead Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Note: Unless otherwise noted, data are from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Healthy People 2000 Review, 1998-99.

20-1. Reduce deaths from work-related injuries.

Target and baseline:

Objective
Reduction in Deaths* From
Work-Related Injuries
1998
Baseline
2010
Target
20-1a. All industry 4.5 3.2
20-1b. Mining 23.6 16.5
20-1c. Construction 14.6 10.2
20-1d. Transportation 11.8 8.3
20-1e. Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 24.1 16.9
*Deaths per 100,000 Workers Aged 16 Years and Older

Target setting method: 29 percent improvement.(Better than the best will be used when data are available.)

Data source: Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), DOL, BLS.

Workers Aged 16 Years and Older, 1998
Deaths From Work-Related Injuries

(Rate per 100,000)
20-1a. All Industry 20-1b. Mining 20-1c. Construc-
tion
20-1d. Trans-
portation
20-1e. Agriculture,
Forestry,
and Fishing
TOTAL 4.5 23.6 14.6 11.8 24.1
Race and ethnicity          
American Indian or Alaska Native DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian or Pacific Islander DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC
Native Hawaiian
Pacific Islander
DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC
Black or African American 3.9 DNA DNA DNA DNA
White 4.5 DNA DNA DNA DNA
Hispanic or Latino 5.2 DNA DNA DNA DNA
Not Hispanic or Latino DNA DNA DNA DNA DNA
Gender          
Female 0.8 DNA DNA DNA DNA
Male 7.7 DNA DNA DNA DNA
Family income level          
Poor DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC
Near poor DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC
Middle/high income DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC
Disability status          
Persons with disabilities DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC
Persons without disabilities DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC

DNA = Data have not been analyzed. DNC = Data are not collected. DSU = Data are statistically unreliable.

An average of 17 workers die from work-related injuries each day. These deaths are preventable. Public health efforts and resources can be targeted more effectively toward work-related injury prevention efforts, especially in those industries where the risk is greatest.

The NORA traumatic injury team has identified a number of research needs and priorities to address this issue. Specifically, the reduction of work-related injury deaths will require focused efforts to more fully identify and prioritize problems (injury surveillance), quantify and prioritize risk factors (analytic injury research), identify existing or develop new strategies to prevent occupational injuries (prevention and control), implement the most effective injury control measures (communication, dissemination, and technology transfer), and monitor the results of intervention efforts (evaluation). This approach will require the cooperation of many groups and agencies to provide the needed educational and outreach efforts, engineering controls, and enforcement of workplace safety regulations.




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Last modified: 15-Mar-2000.