While work is fundamental to well being, working conditions can also negatively affect health. Each year, thousands of people in Massachusetts are injured or become ill as a result of health and safety hazards in the workplace. This chapter provides an overview of work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths, with a special focuses on specific work sectors.
In this chapter
Fatal Injuries at Work - Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses - Sharps Injuries Among Hospital Workers - Work-Related Lung Diseases - Work-Related Injuries to Teens - Occupational Health Disparities - Promoting and Protecting Employee Health - Policy Perspective: Public Policy and Demographic Change in Massachusetts by David Wegman, MD, MSC, Professor Emeritus, UMASS Lowell, Department of Work Environment and Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, MS, Executive Director, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health
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- Figure 9.1 Fatal Occupational Injuries by Industry Sector (JPG)
- Figure 9.2 Fatal Occupational Injuries by Event (Cause) (JPG)
- Figure 9.3 Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Resulting in Lost Workdays (JPG)
- Figure 9.4 Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Resulting in Lost Workdays, by Industry Sector, MA (JPG)
- Figure 9.5 Sharps Injuries Among Hospital Workers by Occupation (JPG)
- Figure 9.6 Number and Rate of Sharps Injuries Among Hospital Workers (JPG)
- Figure 9.7 Sharps Injuries among Hospital Workers by Device and Presence of Engineered Sharps Injury Prevention Features (JPG)
- Figure 9.8 Incidence Rates of Malignant Mesothelioma (JPG)
- Figure 9.9 Rates of Nonfatal Work-Related Injuries to Teens and Adults (JPG)
- Figure 9.10 Work-Related Injuries to Teens Under Age 18 by Industry Sector (JPG)
- Figure 9.11 Interviews with Massachusetts Teens Injured at Work (JPG)
- Figure 9.12 Leading Occupations in Massachusetts (JPG)
- Figure 9.13 Fatal Occupational Injuries, Hispanic and White Workers (JPG)
- Figure 9.14 Hospitalization Rates for Select Work-Related Injuries (JPG)
- Figure 9.15 Patients Unaware of Workers' Compensation or OSHA, by Place of Origin (JPG)
This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.