Healthy People 2010 - With Annotations
Note: Unless otherwise noted, data are from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Healthy People 2000 Review, 1998-99.
20-2. Reduce work-related injuries resulting in medical treatment, lost time from work, or restricted work activity.
Target setting method: 30 percent improvement. (Better than the best will be used when data are available.)
In 1997, nearly 6.1 million workers suffered injuries that resulted in either lost time from work, medical treatment, or restricted work activity. This is a rate of 6.6 cases per 100 full-time workers and clearly represents a public health and occupational safety and health problem of significant proportions. Prevention efforts must be heightened to reduce the tremendous burden of these injuries on individual workers as well as society.
Last modified: 15-Mar-2000.