Good Practice - United States
trauma at work remains a leading cause of
death and disability among U.S. workers.
During the period from 1980 through 1995, at
least 93,338 workers in the U.S. died as a result of trauma suffered on the job,
for an average of about 16 deaths per day (NIOSH).
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (Department of Labor) Census
of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) has identified 5,915 workplace deaths
from acute traumatic injury in 2000. BLS also estimates that 5.7 million
injuries to workers occurred in 1997 alone; while NIOSH estimates that about 3.6
million occupational injuries were serious enough to be treated in hospital
emergency rooms in 1998.
guidelines, codes of practice, procedures manuals, regulations, and other
documents that recommend work procedures and process that promote safety and