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  • Acute Trauma At Work

    Acute Trauma (definition)

    Trauma is defined as "an injury or wound to a living body caused by the application of external force or violence."

    Acute trauma can occur with the sudden, one-time application of force or violence that causes immediate damage to a living body.

    Acute 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.

    In 1996, NIOSH and many of its partners in other government agencies, in business and industry, in labor, in academia, in professional societies, and in safety and health research and advocacy groups, developed the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). Traumatic occupational injuries is one of 21 priority areas identified under NORA.



    This information came from an
    NIOSH online article.

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