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Use of workers' compensation data for occupational safety and health; proceedings from June 2012 workshop
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Use of workers' compensation data for occupational safety and health; proceedings from June 2012 workshop
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    Introduction -- Acknowledgements -- Use of workers' compensation for occupational safety and health: opening remarks -- The advantages of combining workers' compensation data with other employee databases for surveillance of occupational injuries and illnesses in hospital workers -- Safe lifting in long-term care facilities, workers' compensation savings and resident well-being -- Workers' compensation versus safety data use at the veterans health administration: uses and weaknesses -- Linking workers' compensation data and earnings data to estimate the economic consequences of workplace injuries -- Workers' compensation costs in wholesale and retail trade sectors -- Linking workers' compensation and group health insurance data to examine the impact of occupational injury on workers' and their family members' health care use and costs: two case studies -- Occupational amputations in illinois: data linkage to target interventions -- The role of professional employer organizations in workers compensation: evidence of workplace safety and reporting -- Using workers' compensation data to conduct OHS surveillance of temporary workers in Washington state -- How WorkSafeBC uses workers' compensation data for loss prevention -- Hitting the mark: improving effectiveness of high hazard industry interventions by modifying identification and targeting methodology -- Injury trends in the Ohio Workers' Compensation System -- Randomized government safety inspections reduce worker injuries with no detectable job loss -- Comparison of data sources for the surveillance of work injury -- OSHA recordkeeping practices and workers compensation claims in Washington; results from a survey of Washington BLS respondents -- Completeness of workers' compensation data in identifying work-related injuries -- Another method for comparing injury data from workers compensation and survey sources -- Using O*Net to study the relationship between psychosocial characteristics of the job and workers' compensation claims outcomes -- Impact of differential injury reporting on the estimation of the total number of work-related amputation injuries -- Exploring New Hampshire workers' compensation data for its utility in enhancing the state's occupational health surveillance system -- Using workers' compensation data for surveillance of occupational injuries and illnesses-Ohio, 2005-2009 -- Using an administrative workers' compensation claims database for occupational health surveillance in California: validation of a case classification scheme for amputations -- Describing agricultural occupational injury in Ohio using Bureau of Workers' Compensation claims -- Use of multiple data sources to enumerate work-related amputations in Massachusetts: the contribution of workers' compensation records -- Workers' compensation-related CSTE occupational health indicators -- The effectiveness of the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) in reducing the frequency and cost of workers' compensation claims -- Comparison of cost valuation methods for workers compensation data -- Development and evaluation of an auto-coding model for coding unstructured text data among workers' compensation claims -- Patterns in employees' compensation appeals board decisions: exploratory text mining and information extraction -- Identifying workers' compensation as the expected payer in emergency department medical records -- Utilizing workers' compensation data to evaluate interventions and develop business cases -- gender, age, and risk of injury in the workplace -- The mystery of more Monday soft-tissue injury claims -- Is occupational injury risk higher at new firms? -- Discussion of: Successes using workers' compensation data for health care injury prevention: surveillance, design, costs, and accuracy -- Discussion of: The total burden of work-related injuries and illnesses: a draft white paper developed for the workshop on the use of workers' compensation data -- Discussion of: Workers' compensation loss prevention: a white paper for discussion -- Discussion of: Contingent workers: data analysis limitations and strategies -- Discussion of: Using workers' compensation administrative data to analyze injury rates: a sample study with the Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Division -- Discussion of: The Role of leading indicators in the surveillance of occupational health and safety -- Final workshop discussion group -- State health agencies' access to state workers' compensation data: results of an assessment conducted by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, 2012 -- Workshop participants -- Workshop agenda -- Poster presentations.

    The purpose for the June 2012 Use of Workers' Compensation Data for Occupational Safety and Health Workshop was to explore ways in which workers' compensation information can be used for public health research and surveillance. Thirty-five poster and platform presentations described studies that utilized workers' compensation information while exploring limitations of these resources. The workshop proceedings contain summary articles for the presentations plus notes from the discussion groups for the 6 white papers that were drafted for the workshop. The workshop was co-sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC), National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Safety and Health Assessment for Research and Prevention (SHARP) program.

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