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Injuries & fatalities from contact with objects
  • Published Date:
    May 2010
  • Source:
    DHHS publication ; no. (NIOSH) 2014-121
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. ; National Occupational Research Agenda. ;
  • Description:
    Foreword -- Executive Summary -- Introduction -- Childhood Agricultural Safety and Health Research R01 grant summaries. -- Grants funded under RFA 725 (FY 1997) -- Grant funded FY 1997 through the Community Partners for Healthy Farming Program -- Grant funded in FY 1997 through the NIOSH R01 Grants Solicitation Process -- Grants funded under RFA 817 (FY 1998) -- Grants funded under RFA R01-OH-00-001 (FY 2000) -- Grants funded under RFA R01-0H-00-005 (FY 2000) -- Grants funded under RFA R01-OH-01-007 (FY 2001) -- Grants funded under RFA R01-OH-03-003 (FY 2003) -- Grants funded under RFA R01-OH-07-002 (FY 2007).

    An estimated 15.9 million people worked in the Manufacturing Sector in 2008, which accounted for approximately 10.9% of the employed U.S. workforce. In 2008, 411 manufacturing sector workers died from occupational injuries. The leading causes of death were contact with objects and equipment (116), transportation incidents (104), and falls (58). The Sector reported 689,700 non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses with more than half requiring days away from work, job transfer, or restriction. The leading causes of days away from work cases were: contact with objects or equipment (60,430), overexertion and repetitive motion (47,190), and falls (24,260). These data substantiate that Strategic Goal of the National Manufacturing Agenda focuses on one of the three leading sources of occupational injuries and fatalities - contact with objects and equipment.

    Manufacturing sector: occupational safety and health research needs and partnerships for the second decade of NORA.

    NIOSHTIC No. 20036804

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