Occupational injuries and illnesses in OSHA Region 10: Safety and Health Surveillance Indicators 2000-2005
This report describes the Region 10 working population and the workplace injury and illness experience through existing data sources. Statistics include work-related injury and illness, hospitalizations, amputations, fatalities, and other health and safety indicators. Distributions of workers by race, gender, occupation, industry, part-time work and unemployment are also included. Finally OSHA enforcement activities and workers' compensation awards are described.
The burden of work-related injury and illness is large and persistent in the United States. Unlike surveillance systems for work-related fatalities, accurate systems for monitoring work-related injury and illness have not been implemented. The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), in collaboration with NIOSH, support state-based surveillance efforts to address this need. This report describes Occupational Health Indicators data for Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Indicators data are presented as defined by CSTE/NIOSH in Occupational Health Indicators: A Guide for Tracking Occupational Health Conditions and Their Determinants. When data as defined by CSTE were unavailable, alternative information sources are used for some indicators. Nine indicators could not be completed for Idaho, and two for Alaska, following the CSTE guidelines. Eight indicators showed a decline in trends from 2000 to 2005, while 11 indicators did not indicate a clear change.