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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.

20-2. Reduce work-related injuries resulting in medical treatment, lost time from work, or restricted work activity.

Target and baseline:

Reduction in Work-Related
Injuries Resulting in Medical Treatment,
Lost Time From Work,
or Restricted Activity

Injuries per 100 Full-Time Workers
Aged 16 Years and Older
20-2a. All industry 6.6 4.6
20-2b. Construction 9.3 6.5
20-2c. Health services 7.9 5.5
20-2d. Agricultural, forestry, and fishing 7.9 5.5
20-2e. Transportation 7.9 5.5
20-2f. Mining 5.7 4.0
20-2g. Manufacturing 8.9 6.2
20-2h. Adolescent workers 4.8 3.4

Target setting method: 30 percent improvement. (Better than the best will be used when data are available.)

Data sources: Annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, DOL, BLS; National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), CPSC.

Data for population groups currently are not collected.

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.

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Last modified: 15-Mar-2000.