AccidentsAccidents, Traffic: Accidents on streets, roads, and highways involving drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or vehicles. Traffic accidents refer to AUTOMOBILES (passenger cars, buses, and trucks), BICYCLING, and MOTORCYCLES but not OFF-ROAD MOTOR VEHICLES; RAILROADS nor snowmobiles.Accidents, Occupational: Unforeseen occurrences, especially injuries in the course of work-related activities.Accident Prevention: Efforts and designs to reduce the incidence of unexpected undesirable events in various environments and situations.Chernobyl Nuclear Accident: April 25th -26th, 1986 nuclear power accident that occurred at Chernobyl in the former USSR (Ukraine) located 80 miles north of Kiev.Accidents, HomeAccident Proneness: Tendency toward involvement in accidents. Implies certain personality characteristics which predispose to accidents.Fukushima Nuclear Accident: Nuclear power accident that occurred following the Tohoku-Kanto earthquake of March 11, 2011 in the northern region of Japan.Radioactive Hazard Release: Uncontrolled release of radioactive material from its containment. This either threatens to, or does, cause exposure to a radioactive hazard. Such an incident may occur accidentally or deliberately.Accidents, AviationEmergency Service, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.Insurance, Accident: Insurance providing coverage for physical injury suffered as a result of unavoidable circumstances.UkraineWounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.Automobile Driving: The effect of environmental or physiological factors on the driver and driving ability. Included are driving fatigue, and the effect of drugs, disease, and physical disabilities on driving.Cesium Radioisotopes: Unstable isotopes of cesium that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Cs atoms with atomic weights of 123, 125-132, and 134-145 are radioactive cesium isotopes.Motorcycles: Two-wheeled, engine-driven vehicles.Radioactive Pollutants: Radioactive substances which act as pollutants. They include chemicals whose radiation is released via radioactive waste, nuclear accidents, fallout from nuclear explosions, and the like.Radiation Monitoring: The observation, either continuously or at intervals, of the levels of radiation in a given area, generally for the purpose of assuring that they have not exceeded prescribed amounts or, in case of radiation already present in the area, assuring that the levels have returned to those meeting acceptable safety standards.Craniocerebral Trauma: Traumatic injuries involving the cranium and intracranial structures (i.e., BRAIN; CRANIAL NERVES; MENINGES; and other structures). Injuries may be classified by whether or not the skull is penetrated (i.e., penetrating vs. nonpenetrating) or whether there is an associated hemorrhage.Nuclear Power Plants: Facilities that convert NUCLEAR ENERGY into electrical energy.Radioactive Fallout: The material that descends to the earth or water well beyond the site of a surface or subsurface nuclear explosion. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Chemical and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Nuclear Reactors: Devices containing fissionable material in sufficient quantity and so arranged as to be capable of maintaining a controlled, self-sustaining NUCLEAR FISSION chain reaction. They are also known as atomic piles, atomic reactors, fission reactors, and nuclear piles, although such names are deprecated. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Power Plants: Units that convert some other form of energy into electrical energy.Emergency Medicine: The branch of medicine concerned with the evaluation and initial treatment of urgent and emergent medical problems, such as those caused by accidents, trauma, sudden illness, poisoning, or disasters. Emergency medical care can be provided at the hospital or at sites outside the medical facility.EnglandEmergencies: Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.Wounds, Nonpenetrating: Injuries caused by impact with a blunt object where there is no penetration of the skin.Naval Medicine: The practice of medicine concerned with conditions affecting the health of individuals associated with the marine environment.Nuclear Fission: Nuclear reaction in which the nucleus of a heavy atom such as uranium or plutonium is split into two approximately equal parts by a neutron, charged particle, or photon.Motor Vehicles: AUTOMOBILES, trucks, buses, or similar engine-driven conveyances. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Ships: Large vessels propelled by power or sail used for transportation on rivers, seas, oceans, or other navigable waters. Boats are smaller vessels propelled by oars, paddles, sail, or power; they may or may not have a deck.Nuclear Physics: The study of the characteristics, behavior, and internal structures of the atomic nucleus and its interactions with other nuclei. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Drowning: Death that occurs as a result of anoxia or heart arrest, associated with immersion in liquid.Food Contamination, RadioactiveMultiple Trauma: Multiple physical insults or injuries occurring simultaneously.Whiplash Injuries: Hyperextension injury to the neck, often the result of being struck from behind by a fast-moving vehicle, in an automobile accident. (From Segen, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Accidental Falls: Falls due to slipping or tripping which may result in injury.Thoracic Injuries: General or unspecified injuries to the chest area.Fast Neutrons: Neutrons, the energy of which exceeds some arbitrary level, usually around one million electron volts.Trauma Severity Indices: Systems for assessing, classifying, and coding injuries. These systems are used in medical records, surveillance systems, and state and national registries to aid in the collection and reporting of trauma.Great BritainInjury Severity Score: An anatomic severity scale based on the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) and developed specifically to score multiple traumatic injuries. It has been used as a predictor of mortality.Skull Fractures: Fractures of the skull which may result from penetrating or nonpenetrating head injuries or rarely BONE DISEASES (see also FRACTURES, SPONTANEOUS). Skull fractures may be classified by location (e.g., SKULL FRACTURE, BASILAR), radiographic appearance (e.g., linear), or based upon cranial integrity (e.g., SKULL FRACTURE, DEPRESSED).Medical Staff, Hospital: Professional medical personnel approved to provide care to patients in a hospital.Facial Injuries: General or unspecified injuries to the soft tissue or bony portions of the face.Protective Devices: Devices designed to provide personal protection against injury to individuals exposed to hazards in industry, sports, aviation, or daily activities.LondonPoisoning: A condition or physical state produced by the ingestion, injection, inhalation of or exposure to a deleterious agent.Emergency Medical Services: Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.Triage: The sorting out and classification of patients or casualties to determine priority of need and proper place of treatment.Eye Injuries: Damage or trauma inflicted to the eye by external means. The concept includes both surface injuries and intraocular injuries.Head Protective Devices: Personal devices for protection of heads from impact, penetration from falling and flying objects, and from limited electric shock and burn.Automobiles: A usually four-wheeled automotive vehicle designed for passenger transportation and commonly propelled by an internal-combustion engine using a volatile fuel. (Webster, 1973)Maxillofacial Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving the face and jaw (either upper, lower, or both).Athletic Injuries: Injuries incurred during participation in competitive or non-competitive sports.Abdominal Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving organs in the abdominal cavity.Seat Belts: Restraining belts fastened to the frame of automobiles, aircraft, or other vehicles, and strapped around the person occupying the seat in the car or plane, intended to prevent the person from being thrown forward or out of the vehicle in case of sudden deceleration.Cause of Death: Factors which produce cessation of all vital bodily functions. They can be analyzed from an epidemiologic viewpoint.Spinal Injuries: Injuries involving the vertebral column.Insurance: Coverage by contract whereby one part indemnifies or guarantees another against loss by a specified contingency.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.ExplosionsBicycling: The use of a bicycle for transportation or recreation. It does not include the use of a bicycle in studying the body's response to physical exertion (BICYCLE ERGOMETRY TEST see EXERCISE TEST).Railroads: Permanent roads having a line of rails fixed to ties and laid to gage, usually on a leveled or graded ballasted roadbed and providing a track for freight cars, passenger cars, and other rolling stock. Cars are designed to be drawn by locomotives or sometimes propelled by self-contained motors. (From Webster's 3d) The concept includes the organizational and administrative aspects of railroads as well.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Hand Injuries: General or unspecified injuries to the hand.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Occupational Injuries: Injuries sustained from incidents in the course of work-related activities.Fractures, Bone: Breaks in bones.Air Pollutants, Radioactive: Pollutants, present in air, which exhibit radioactivity.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Ambulances: A vehicle equipped for transporting patients in need of emergency care.Emergency Treatment: First aid or other immediate intervention for accidents or medical conditions requiring immediate care and treatment before definitive medical and surgical management can be procured.ScotlandReferral and Consultation: The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.Electric Injuries: Injuries caused by electric currents. The concept excludes electric burns (BURNS, ELECTRIC), but includes accidental electrocution and electric shock.Safety: Freedom from exposure to danger and protection from the occurrence or risk of injury or loss. It suggests optimal precautions in the workplace, on the street, in the home, etc., and includes personal safety as well as the safety of property.Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced: Tumors, cancer or other neoplasms produced by exposure to ionizing or non-ionizing radiation.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Occupational Diseases: Diseases caused by factors involved in one's employment.Soft Tissue Injuries: Injuries of tissue other than bone. The concept is usually general and does not customarily refer to internal organs or viscera. It is meaningful with reference to regions or organs where soft tissue (muscle, fat, skin) should be differentiated from bones or bone tissue, as "soft tissue injuries of the hand".Back Injuries: General or unspecified injuries to the posterior part of the trunk. It includes injuries to the muscles of the back.Violence: Individual or group aggressive behavior which is socially non-acceptable, turbulent, and often destructive. It is precipitated by frustrations, hostility, prejudices, etc.Northern IrelandTime Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Medical Audit: A detailed review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel for evaluating quality of medical care.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Aviation: Design, development, manufacture, and operation of heavier-than-air AIRCRAFT.Age Distribution: The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Mortality: All deaths reported in a given population.Neck Injuries: General or unspecified injuries to the neck. It includes injuries to the skin, muscles, and other soft tissues of the neck.Leg Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving the leg.Legislation as Topic: The enactment of laws and ordinances and their regulation by official organs of a nation, state, or other legislative organization. It refers also to health-related laws and regulations in general or for which there is no specific heading.Needlestick Injuries: Penetrating stab wounds caused by needles. They are of special concern to health care workers since such injuries put them at risk for developing infectious disease.Oil and Gas Fields: Areas of the earth where hydrocarbon deposits of PETROLEUM and/or NATURAL GAS are located.Emergency Nursing: The specialty or practice of nursing in the care of patients admitted to the emergency department.Radiation Dosage: The amount of radiation energy that is deposited in a unit mass of material, such as tissues of plants or animal. In RADIOTHERAPY, radiation dosage is expressed in gray units (Gy). In RADIOLOGIC HEALTH, the dosage is expressed by the product of absorbed dose (Gy) and quality factor (a function of linear energy transfer), and is called radiation dose equivalent in sievert units (Sv).Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Occupational Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.Sex Distribution: The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Diagnostic Errors: Incorrect diagnoses after clinical examination or technical diagnostic procedures.Radiation Injuries: Harmful effects of non-experimental exposure to ionizing or non-ionizing radiation in VERTEBRATES.Patient Admission: The process of accepting patients. The concept includes patients accepted for medical and nursing care in a hospital or other health care institution.BrazilAbbreviated Injury Scale: Classification system for assessing impact injury severity developed and published by the American Association for Automotive Medicine. It is the system of choice for coding single injuries and is the foundation for methods assessing multiple injuries or for assessing cumulative effects of more than one injury. These include Maximum AIS (MAIS), Injury Severity Score (ISS), and Probability of Death Score (PODS).Suicide: The act of killing oneself.WalesSuperstitions: A belief or practice which lacks adequate basis for proof; an embodiment of fear of the unknown, magic, and ignorance.Homicide: The killing of one person by another.Alcoholic Intoxication: An acute brain syndrome which results from the excessive ingestion of ETHANOL or ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.Heart Injuries: General or unspecified injuries to the heart.Snake Bites: Bites by snakes. Bite by a venomous snake is characterized by stinging pain at the wound puncture. The venom injected at the site of the bite is capable of producing a deleterious effect on the blood or on the nervous system. (Webster's 3d ed; from Dorland, 27th ed, at snake, venomous)Arm Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving the arm.Radiography: Examination of any part of the body for diagnostic purposes by means of X-RAYS or GAMMA RAYS, recording the image on a sensitized surface (such as photographic film).JapanWorkload: The total amount of work to be performed by an individual, a department, or other group of workers in a period of time.Burns: Injuries to tissues caused by contact with heat, steam, chemicals (BURNS, CHEMICAL), electricity (BURNS, ELECTRIC), or the like.Foreign Bodies: Inanimate objects that become enclosed in the body.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Near Drowning: Non-fatal immersion or submersion in water. The subject is resuscitable.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Traumatology: The medical specialty which deals with WOUNDS and INJURIES as well as resulting disability and disorders from physical traumas.Construction Industry: The aggregate business enterprise of building.First Aid: Emergency care or treatment given to a person who suddenly becomes ill or injured before full medical services become available.Wounds, Gunshot: Disruption of structural continuity of the body as a result of the discharge of firearms.Gas PoisoningSkiing: A snow sport which uses skis to glide over the snow. It does not include water-skiing.Abnormalities, Radiation-Induced: Congenital changes in the morphology of organs produced by exposure to ionizing or non-ionizing radiation.Ipecac: A syrup made from the dried rhizomes of two different species, CEPHAELIS ipecacuanha and C. acuminata. They contain EMETINE, cephaeline, psychotrine and other ISOQUINOLINES. Ipecac syrup is used widely as an emetic acting both locally on the gastric mucosa and centrally on the chemoreceptor trigger zone.Tsunamis: Series of ocean waves produced by geologic events or underwater LANDSLIDES. These waves can travel at speeds averaging 450 (and up to 600) miles per hour in the open ocean.Causality: The relating of causes to the effects they produce. Causes are termed necessary when they must always precede an effect and sufficient when they initiate or produce an effect. Any of several factors may be associated with the potential disease causation or outcome, including predisposing factors, enabling factors, precipitating factors, reinforcing factors, and risk factors.Wounds, Penetrating: Wounds caused by objects penetrating the skin.Air Bags: Automotive safety devices consisting of a bag designed to inflate upon collision and prevent passengers from pitching forward. (American Heritage Dictionary, 1982)Laboratory Infection: Accidentally acquired infection in laboratory workers.Baths: The immersion or washing of the body or any of its parts in water or other medium for cleansing or medical treatment. It includes bathing for personal hygiene as well as for medical purposes with the addition of therapeutic agents, such as alkalines, antiseptics, oil, etc.Trauma Centers: Specialized hospital facilities which provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for trauma patients.Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic: A class of traumatic stress disorders with symptoms that last more than one month. There are various forms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depending on the time of onset and the duration of these stress symptoms. In the acute form, the duration of the symptoms is between 1 to 3 months. In the chronic form, symptoms last more than 3 months. With delayed onset, symptoms develop more than 6 months after the traumatic event.Work Schedule Tolerance: Physiological or psychological effects of periods of work which may be fixed or flexible such as flexitime, work shifts, and rotating shifts.Licensure: The legal authority or formal permission from authorities to carry on certain activities which by law or regulation require such permission. It may be applied to licensure of institutions as well as individuals.Bothrops: A genus of poisonous snakes of the VIPERIDAE family. About 50 species are known and all are found in tropical America and southern South America. Bothrops atrox is the fer-de-lance and B. jararaca is the jararaca. (Goin, Goin, and Zug, Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed, p336)Mandibular Fractures: Fractures of the lower jaw.TurkeyTransportation of Patients: Conveying ill or injured individuals from one place to another.Safety Management: The development of systems to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences in an institutional setting. The concept includes prevention or reduction of adverse events or incidents involving employees, patients, or facilities. Examples include plans to reduce injuries from falls or plans for fire safety to promote a safe institutional environment.Emergency Medical Service Communication Systems: The use of communication systems, such as telecommunication, to transmit emergency information to appropriate providers of health services.Risk Management: The process of minimizing risk to an organization by developing systems to identify and analyze potential hazards to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences, and by attempting to handle events and incidents which do occur in such a manner that their effect and cost are minimized. Effective risk management has its greatest benefits in application to insurance in order to avert or minimize financial liability. (From Slee & Slee: Health care terms, 2d ed)Swimming PoolsDislocationsHazardous Substances: Elements, compounds, mixtures, or solutions that are considered severely harmful to human health and the environment. They include substances that are toxic, corrosive, flammable, or explosive.Extraction and Processing Industry: The industry concerned with the removal of raw materials from the Earth's crust and with their conversion into refined products.Hospitals, General: Large hospitals with a resident medical staff which provides continuous care to maternity, surgical and medical patients.Zygomatic Fractures: Fractures of the zygoma.Health Services Misuse: Excessive, under or unnecessary utilization of health services by patients or physicians.Uranium: Uranium. A radioactive element of the actinide series of metals. It has an atomic symbol U, atomic number 92, and atomic weight 238.03. U-235 is used as the fissionable fuel in nuclear weapons and as fuel in nuclear power reactors.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Mandibular Injuries: Injuries to the lower jaw bone.Contusions: Injuries resulting in hemorrhage, usually manifested in the skin.Automobile Driver Examination: Government required written and driving test given to individuals prior to obtaining an operator's license.Sprains and Strains: A collective term for muscle and ligament injuries without dislocation or fracture. A sprain is a joint injury in which some of the fibers of a supporting ligament are ruptured but the continuity of the ligament remains intact. A strain is an overstretching or overexertion of some part of the musculature.Radiology Department, Hospital: Hospital department which is responsible for the administration and provision of x-ray diagnostic and therapeutic services.Spectrometry, Gamma: Determination of the energy distribution of gamma rays emitted by nuclei. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Seveso Accidental Release: 1976 accidental release of DIOXINS from a manufacturing facility in Seveso, ITALY following an equipment failure.Night Care: Institutional night care of patients.Jurisprudence: The science or philosophy of law. Also, the application of the principles of law and justice to health and medicine.Asphyxia: A pathological condition caused by lack of oxygen, manifested in impending or actual cessation of life.Unconsciousness: Loss of the ability to maintain awareness of self and environment combined with markedly reduced responsiveness to environmental stimuli. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp344-5)Air Pollution, RadioactiveFinlandAntivenins: Antisera used to counteract poisoning by animal VENOMS, especially SNAKE VENOMS.Chemical Industry: The aggregate enterprise of manufacturing and technically producing chemicals. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)FiresIndustry: Any enterprise centered on the processing, assembly, production, or marketing of a line of products, services, commodities, or merchandise, in a particular field often named after its principal product. Examples include the automobile, fishing, music, publishing, insurance, and textile industries.Diving: An activity in which the organism plunges into water. It includes scuba and bell diving. Diving as natural behavior of animals goes here, as well as diving in decompression experiments with humans or animals.Bites and StingsEmergency Medical Technicians: Paramedical personnel trained to provide basic emergency care and life support under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses. These services may be carried out at the site of the emergency, in the ambulance, or in a health care institution.Cerebrovascular Disorders: A spectrum of pathological conditions of impaired blood flow in the brain. They can involve vessels (ARTERIES or VEINS) in the CEREBRUM, the CEREBELLUM, and the BRAIN STEM. Major categories include INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS; BRAIN ISCHEMIA; CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE; and others.Hospitals, Urban: Hospitals located in metropolitan areas.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Environmental Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Toxic asphyxiation due to the displacement of oxygen from oxyhemoglobin by carbon monoxide.Hospitals, District: Government-controlled hospitals which represent the major health facility for a designated geographic area.Skating: Using ice skates, roller skates, or skateboards in racing or other competition or for recreation.Thorium: Thorium. A radioactive element of the actinide series of metals. It has an atomic symbol Th, atomic number 90, and atomic weight 232.04. It is used as fuel in nuclear reactors to produce fissionable uranium isotopes. Because of its radioopacity, various thorium compounds are used to facilitate visualization in roentgenography.Risk: The probability that an event will occur. It encompasses a variety of measures of the probability of a generally unfavorable outcome.Head Injuries, Closed: Traumatic injuries to the cranium where the integrity of the skull is not compromised and no bone fragments or other objects penetrate the skull and dura mater. This frequently results in mechanical injury being transmitted to intracranial structures which may produce traumatic brain injuries, hemorrhage, or cranial nerve injury. (From Rowland, Merritt's Textbook of Neurology, 9th ed, p417)Engineering: The practical application of physical, mechanical, and mathematical principles. (Stedman, 25th ed)Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Transportation: The means of moving persons, animals, goods, or materials from one place to another.Decompression Sickness: A condition occurring as a result of exposure to a rapid fall in ambient pressure. Gases, nitrogen in particular, come out of solution and form bubbles in body fluid and blood. These gas bubbles accumulate in joint spaces and the peripheral circulation impairing tissue oxygenation causing disorientation, severe pain, and potentially death.Sleep Deprivation: The state of being deprived of sleep under experimental conditions, due to life events, or from a wide variety of pathophysiologic causes such as medication effect, chronic illness, psychiatric illness, or sleep disorder.Nursing: The field of nursing care concerned with the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health.Sports Equipment: Equipment required for engaging in a sport (such as balls, bats, rackets, skis, skates, ropes, weights) and devices for the protection of athletes during their performance (such as masks, gloves, mouth pieces).Holidays: Days commemorating events. Holidays also include vacation periods.Family Practice: A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.Consultants: Individuals referred to for expert or professional advice or services.Liability, Legal: Accountability and responsibility to another, enforceable by civil or criminal sanctions.Traction: The pull on a limb or a part thereof. Skin traction (indirect traction) is applied by using a bandage to pull on the skin and fascia where light traction is required. Skeletal traction (direct traction), however, uses pins or wires inserted through bone and is attached to weights, pulleys, and ropes. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed)Hemiplegia: Severe or complete loss of motor function on one side of the body. This condition is usually caused by BRAIN DISEASES that are localized to the cerebral hemisphere opposite to the side of weakness. Less frequently, BRAIN STEM lesions; cervical SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; and other conditions may manifest as hemiplegia. The term hemiparesis (see PARESIS) refers to mild to moderate weakness involving one side of the body.Hong Kong: The former British crown colony located off the southeast coast of China, comprised of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and New Territories. The three sites were ceded to the British by the Chinese respectively in 1841, 1860, and 1898. Hong Kong reverted to China in July 1997. The name represents the Cantonese pronunciation of the Chinese xianggang, fragrant port, from xiang, perfume and gang, port or harbor, with reference to its currents sweetened by fresh water from a river west of it.Brain Injuries: Acute and chronic (see also BRAIN INJURIES, CHRONIC) injuries to the brain, including the cerebral hemispheres, CEREBELLUM, and BRAIN STEM. Clinical manifestations depend on the nature of injury. Diffuse trauma to the brain is frequently associated with DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY or COMA, POST-TRAUMATIC. Localized injuries may be associated with NEUROBEHAVIORAL MANIFESTATIONS; HEMIPARESIS, or other focal neurologic deficits.

Understanding adverse events: human factors. (1/1061)

(1) Human rather than technical failures now represent the greatest threat to complex and potentially hazardous systems. This includes healthcare systems. (2) Managing the human risks will never be 100% effective. Human fallibility can be moderated, but it cannot be eliminated. (3) Different error types have different underlying mechanisms, occur in different parts of the organisation, and require different methods of risk management. The basic distinctions are between: Slips, lapses, trips, and fumbles (execution failures) and mistakes (planning or problem solving failures). Mistakes are divided into rule based mistakes and knowledge based mistakes. Errors (information-handling problems) and violations (motivational problems) Active versus latent failures. Active failures are committed by those in direct contact with the patient, latent failures arise in organisational and managerial spheres and their adverse effects may take a long time to become evident. (4) Safety significant errors occur at all levels of the system, not just at the sharp end. Decisions made in the upper echelons of the organisation create the conditions in the workplace that subsequently promote individual errors and violations. Latent failures are present long before an accident and are hence prime candidates for principled risk management. (5) Measures that involve sanctions and exhortations (that is, moralistic measures directed to those at the sharp end) have only very limited effectiveness, especially so in the case of highly trained professionals. (6) Human factors problems are a product of a chain of causes in which the individual psychological factors (that is, momentary inattention, forgetting, etc) are the last and least manageable links. Attentional "capture" (preoccupation or distraction) is a necessary condition for the commission of slips and lapses. Yet, its occurrence is almost impossible to predict or control effectively. The same is true of the factors associated with forgetting. States of mind contributing to error are thus extremely difficult to manage; they can happen to the best of people at any time. (7) People do not act in isolation. Their behaviour is shaped by circumstances. The same is true for errors and violations. The likelihood of an unsafe act being committed is heavily influenced by the nature of the task and by the local workplace conditions. These, in turn, are the product of "upstream" organisational factors. Great gains in safety can ve achieved through relatively small modifications of equipment and workplaces. (8) Automation and increasing advanced equipment do not cure human factors problems, they merely relocate them. In contrast, training people to work effectively in teams costs little, but has achieved significant enhancements of human performance in aviation. (9) Effective risk management depends critically on a confidential and preferable anonymous incident monitoring system that records the individual, task, situational, and organisational factors associated with incidents and near misses. (10) Effective risk management means the simultaneous and targeted deployment of limited remedial resources at different levels of the system: the individual or team, the task, the situation, and the organisation as a whole.  (+info)

Mortality and cancer morbidity in a group of Swedish VCM and PCV production workers. (2/1061)

The cohort of workers employed in a Swedish vinyl chloride/poly(vinyl chloride) plant since its start in the early 1940's has been followed for mortality and cancer morbidity patterns. Only 21 of the 771 persons could not be traced. Difficulties in establishing exposure levels at different work areas in the past makes an evaluation of dose-effect relationships impossible. A four- to fivefold excess of pancreas/liver tumors was found, including two cases later classified as angiosarcomas of the liver. The number of brain tumors and suicide do not deviate significantly from expected. Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, on the other hand, differ significantly from the expected. The discrepancies between previous reports on VCM/PVC workers and this report are discussed. The possible etiology of the cardiovascular deaths is also discussed.  (+info)

Occupational health psychology: an emerging discipline. (3/1061)

There is growing concern that rapidly changing patterns of work organization and employment pose risk for occupational illness and injury. In the present article, we assert that these changes create new needs and opportunities for research and practice by psychologists in the area of work organization and health. We begin with an historical overview of the contribution of psychologists to the occupational safety and health field, and to the study of work organization and health. We then describe new initiatives by the American Psychological Association and national health organizations in the United States and Europe to frame a new field of study--called "occupational health psychology"--that focuses on the topic of work organization and health. We conclude with a discussion of emerging research needs and trends within this field.  (+info)

Pressure gun injection injuries of the hand. (4/1061)

Pressure gun injection injuries are becoming increasingly common. Their effect on the fingers and hands, especially when improperly managed, can be devastating. Therefore it is important to review features, clinical course, anatomic distribution and operative management of such injuries. If a useful hand and fingers are to be attained, rapid and thorough decompression and debridement of these injuries are essential.  (+info)

Two cases of Chromobacterium violaceum infection after injury in a subtropical region. (5/1061)

Chromobacterium violaceum is a gram-negative rod and is isolated from soil and water in tropical and subtropical regions. The species have pigmented and nonpigmented colony types. Infections caused by nonpigmented strains are rare. We report on two cases of infection caused by both pigmented and nonpigmented strains of C. violaceum. Two 24-year-old Korea Airline stewardesses were admitted to Inha University Hospital, Inchon, South Korea, on 9 August 1997, 3 days after an airplane accident in Guam. Both had multiple lacerations on exposed parts of their bodies. There was swelling, tenderness, and pus discharge. The wounds contained many small fragments of stones and weeds. A pigmented strain was isolated from the left hand and a nonpigmented strain was isolated from the left knee of one patient. For the other patient only a nonpigmented strain was isolated from a foot wound. The nonpigmented colonies from the left-knee and the left-foot wounds did not produce any pigment even after an extended period of incubation. The biochemical characteristics were the same for each strain except for oxidase and indole reactions. The pigmented strain was oxidase negative and indole positive, whereas the nonpigmented strains were oxidase positive and indole negative. The patients were successfully treated by debridement and with appropriate antibiotics.  (+info)

Prognosis of accidental low back pain at work. (6/1061)

Accidental low back pain at the workplace was classified into two groups; 177 cases of the organic type and 176 cases of the non-specific type. Concerning the recuperation period, the length of leave, and the amount of compensation for recuperation, medical cost and leave of absence, a comparison was made between two groups. Regarding age, sex, and the type of work, no difference was found between the organic and the non-specific groups. However, the non-specific group showed lower values than the organic one for the duration of recuperation and leave and the amount of compensation for medical cost and leave of absence. Multiple regression analysis showed that the difference in the type of low back pain had more influence on the duration and cost than that in sex and age. The prognosis of non-specific low back pain is better than that of organic one in terms of cost and duration.  (+info)

Needlestick and sharps injuries among health-care workers in Taiwan. (7/1061)

Sharps injuries are a major cause of transmission of hepatitis B and C viruses and human immunodeficiency virus in health-care workers. To determine the yearly incidence and causes of sharps injuries in health-care workers in Taiwan, we conducted a questionnaire survey in a total of 8645 health care workers, including physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, and cleaners, from teaching hospitals of various sizes. The reported incidence of needlestick and other sharps injuries was 1.30 and 1.21 per person in the past 12 months, respectively. Of most recent episodes of needlestick/sharps injury, 52.0% were caused by ordinary syringe needles, usually in the patient units. The most frequently reported circumstances of needlestick were recapping of needles, and those of sharps injuries were opening of ampoules/vials. Of needles which stuck the health-care workers, 54.8% had been used in patients, 8.2% of whom were known to have hepatitis B or C, syphilis, or human immunodeficiency virus infection. Sharps injuries in health-care workers in Taiwan occur more frequently than generally thought and risks of contracting blood-borne infectious diseases as a result are very high.  (+info)

Childhood work-related agricultural fatalities--Minnesota, 1994-1997. (8/1061)

Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the United States, with the second highest work-related fatality rate during 1992-1996 (21.9 deaths per 100,000 workers). During 1992-1995, 155 deaths were reported among agricultural workers aged < or =19 years; 64 (41%) of these youths were working in their family's business . In Minnesota during 1992-1996, agriculture had the highest fatality rate of any industry (21.3 per 100,000 workers). To characterize agriculture work-related deaths among youths in Minnesota during 1994-1997, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) analyzed data from the state's Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program. This report presents five cases of agriculture work-related fatalities among youths in Minnesota.  (+info)

This report is a review of the Nordic countries systems regarding fatal occupational accidents, i.e. the reporting process, the investigation process, the registration process, the registries, and the legal statutes. The report shows that during the time period 2003-2008 the total number of fatal occupational accidents in the Nordic countries was 1243, i.e. between 1.51 to 2.49 fatal occupational accidents per 100,000 workers per year varying between countries. The report also shows that more than 93 % of these fatal accidents involved males, which reflects the predominance of men in the most dangerous branches, i.e. agriculture, construction, transport, and communication. The report concludes that in order to make data on occupational accidents more comparable among the Nordic countries and improve our common ability to identify prevention strategies, a closer collaboration in the field of occupational accident investigation and registration is needed.. ...
This statistical compilation reported the numbers and rates of fatal occupational injuries by state and industrial sector in an effort to identify industries where higher risks of sustaining a fatal injury at work exist. Data in the National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities files was obtained from death certificates. For inclusion, a positive response to the injury at work section on the certific
A work accident, workplace accident, occupational accident, or accident at work is a "discrete occurrence in the course of work" leading to physical or mental occupational injury.[1] According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 337 million accidents happen on the job each year, resulting, together with occupational diseases, in more than 2.3 million deaths annually.[2] The phrase "in the course of work" can include work-related accidents happening off the companys premises, and can include accidents caused by third parties, according to Eurostat. The definition of work accident includes accidents occurring "while engaged in an economic activity, or at work, or carrying on the business of the employer" according to the ILO. The phrase "physical or mental harm" means any injury, disease, or death. Occupational accidents differ from occupational diseases as accidents are unexpected and unplanned occurrences (e.g., mine collapse), while occupational diseases are "contracted ...
A work accident, workplace accident, occupational accident, or accident at work is a "discrete occurrence in the course of work" leading to physical or mental occupational injury. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), more than 337 million accidents happen on the job each year, resulting, together with occupational diseases, in more than 2.3 million deaths annually.. The phrase "in the course of work" can include work-related accidents happening off the companys premises, and can include accidents caused by third parties. The definition of work accident includes accidents occurring "while engaged in an economic activity, or at work, or carrying on the business of the employer" according to the ILO.. The phrase "physical or mental harm" means any injury, disease, or death. Occupational accidents differ from occupational diseases as accidents are unexpected and unplanned occurrences (e.g., mine collapse), while occupational diseases are "contracted as a result of an exposure ...
Temas de actualidad / Current topics Work-related accidents and diseases take a heavy toll worldwide1 Key words: occupational health, occupational diseases, occupational accidents, accident prevention.. While some two million workers die each year from work-related accidents and diseases, the full toll to workers around the world is much higher than that. Depending on the type of job, for every fatal accident that occurs, there are 500 to 2 000 injuries. Further, the large majority of occupational deaths and accidents could be prevented if countries applied existing, available accident prevention strategies and practices, according to a recent report from the International Labor Organization (ILO). The ILO report was prepared for the XVIth World Congress on Occupational Safety and Health at Work, which was held in Vienna, Austria, at the end of May 2002. Entitled Introductory Report: Decent Work ¾ Safe Work, the ILO document said that the number of estimated annual deaths among workers had ...
Many accidents at work lead to a series of common injuries incurred by individuals that can lead to work accident compensation claims being processed.
Technical information: (202) 691-6170 USDL 08-1182 Media information: (202) 691-5902 FOR RELEASE: 10 a.m. EDT Internet address: http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm Wednesday, August 20, 2008 NATIONAL CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES IN 2007 A total of 5,488 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2007, a decrease of 6 percent from the revised total of 5,840 fatal work injuries reported for 2006. While these results are considered preliminary, this figure represents the smallest annual preliminary total since the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program was first conducted in 1992. Final results for 2007 will be released in April 2009. Based on these preliminary counts, the rate of fatal injury for U.S. workers in 2007 was 3.7 fatal work injuries per 100,000 workers, down from the final rate of 4.0 per 100,000 workers in 2006, and the lowest annual fatality rate ever reported by the fatality census. Key findings of the 2007 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries: ...
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Your employer has a legal responsibility to protect your health, safety and welfare at work. Accidents at work can happen regardless of your occupation and over 100,000 accidents at work are reported every year in the UK.. Injuries caused by accidents at work can include slips, trips, machinery-caused injuries, chemical induced injuries, falls from height such as scaffolding or ladders, injuries caused by being hit by moving or falling objects, physical assault. It can also include injuries caused by animals in the workplace, electricity, fire, explosion or from repetitive working practices.. ...
The "European Forum of Insurances against Accidents at Work and Occupational Diseases" was founded in Rome 1992. It provides a venue for exchanging information and experience between the national organisations which are responsible for the statutory insurance against occupational accidents and occupational diseases. The goal of the Forum is to promote and safeguard the principle of a specific insurance against occupational accidents and diseases; moreover, it actively monitors the process of convergence among the systems in Europe against occupational accidents and occupational diseases. The Forum is actively committed to improving the situation of workers in Europe who have suffered an occupational accident or an occupational disease. Thus, it is providing a major contribution in creating a future Europe focused upon social justice.. ...
According to the preliminary results of the 2011 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of fatal work injuries in the United States in 2011 was 4,609, down slightly from the final total of 4,690 in 2010. The CFOI program also revealed that the most dangerous job in America belonged to fishermen based on their highest rate of fatality, although truckers suffered the most total deaths of any occupation. For more information about the 2011 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program, visit: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cfoi.pdf.. The 2011 CFOI program found that the rate of fatal work injury for U.S. workers in 2011 of 3.5 per 100,000 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) workers dropped slightly from a final rate of 3.6 per 100,000 FTE workers in 2010. However, ten occupations in particular attained higher fatality rates per 100,000 FTE workers than all others, with fisherman having the highest fatality rate of 121.2 ...
1) CFOI has used several versions of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) since 2003 to define industry. For more information on the version of NAICS used in this year, see our definitions page at https://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm.. (2) Workers under the age of 16 years, volunteer workers, and members of the resident military are not included in rate calculations to maintain consistency with the Current Population Survey (CPS) employment. The ownership category government is not presented separately and may be included in any industry category. In 2007, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) adopted hours-based state fatal injury rates. Employment-based rates were used previously. Because of substantial differences between rates calculated using the two methods, hours-based state fatal injury rates should not be compared to the employment-based rates from previous years ...
If you have had an accident at work within the past three years, you could be entitled to compensation. Discussing your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer is a step you should take as soon as possible after your accident. Finding out whether you have a valid claim can usually be done over the phone and wont normally take more than about 20 minutes.. The time limit for making time limit for making work accident claims is three years, but the sooner you start your claim the better. This is because as time goes on, the process of gathering evidence to support your case can become more difficult. In some cases, particularly industrial diseases such as mesothelioma and asbestosis, the illness may not be known until many years after exposure to hazardous substances or working conditions. In these cases, the three year time limit does not start until the date your illness is diagnosed by a doctor, which is known as the date of knowledge.. When you make a personal injury claim, you will ...
You pay just $144.40/month…for up to $1,000,000 of occupational accident insurance, with benefits for medical and dental expenses, disability income and accidental death and dismemberment PLUS non-occupational accident benefits.. Eligibility: You are eligible if you are a current, dues paid member of Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, you are 18 or over, and under dispatch as a truck driver and are not required by law to carry Workers Compensation.. Effective Date: Your coverage will begin at 12:01 am the date after the following: Your enrollment form is taken by phone; the postmark on your envelope if your enrollment form is mailed to our office; or the fax date or email date if your enrollment form is faxed or emailed to our office, providing your enrollment form is complete and required premium and dues, if necessary, are received. You must be actively at work on your effective date.. Medical Assistance Program: You will be given an ID card with your Insurance Certificate that ...
Brattig et al. Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014, 9:36 RESEARCH Open Access Occupational accident and disease claims, work-related stress and job satisfaction of physiotherapists Birte
Rev Saúde Pública 2006;40(6) Vilma Sousa Santana I José Bouzas Araújo-Filho I Paulo Rogério Albuquerque- Oliveira II Anadergh Barbosa-Branco III Occupational accidents: social insurance costs and work
This report focuses on the importance of national reporting of occupational accidents and diseases and how it can be improved, as well as data collection systems and how the data can be evaluated and analyzed.
To identify and describe trends in traumatic occupational fatalities due to contact with electrical energy, review recommended prevention strategies, and describe the approach of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to traumatic occupational fatality investigation and prevention. Through surveillance and on-site fatality investigations of occupational electrocutions, r
Hi, my name is Judith; I have been a member since July 9, 2010. I am a Mother of 2 adult children and a proud Grandma of 4, 3 girls and 1 boy ranging in age from 25 to 9 years. They are the light of my life. I have been a wheelchair user since 1995 as a result of a work accident in 1993. At that time I began a journey that would see me losing all mobility from the severe nerve damage, and a compromised central nervous system, and be bedridden for 1 year. I had home help several times a week for personal care and household chores. That was back then... Hallelujah, my life changed drastically about 7 years ago; I began to get some of my body function back with a lot of hard work, special exercises, physiotherapy, cortisone injections to the neck and spine. Today with Gods help I am able to use a manual wheelchair in the house, am able to get myself to a standing position, am believing for total healing and am believing I will walk again one day. Praise the Lord! And the best part I am doing all ...
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Many American workers, regardless of industry or occupation, are exposed to fall hazards daily during performance of their job tasks. This monograph describes the magnitude of the problem of occupational falls in the U.S.,identifies potential risk factors for fatal injury, and provides recommendations for developing effective safety programs to reduce the risk of fatal falls. This monograph summarizes surveillance data and investigative reports of fatal work-related falls from elevations. The surveillance data were derived from the National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) surveillance system maintained by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The NTOF data are based on death certificates for workers ages 16 years or older who died from traumatic injuries in the workplace. The fatality investigations were conducted as part of the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program, a research program for the identification and investigation of ...
Fatal occupational injuries to workers under age 17: Year Total 2000 73 1999 72 1998 65 1997 62 1996 70 1995 68 1994 67 1993 68 1992 68 A total of 5,915 workers of all ages were killed on the job in 2000 _ about 16 a day. One teen worker died every fifth day that year. Source: Labor Department, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has put together a full list of the fatal occupational injuries from 2013 (the most recent ... Wrongful Death
Head injuries are the reason for which workers compensation claims are most frequently filed and have the highest average cost per claim. The purpose of this study was to identify the construction industry trades with the greatest risk for an occupational fatality due to impact-related head injuries. Proportionate mortality ratios identified...
Injuries included in this analysis are based on the question that asks respondents if they had sustained an injury in the past 12 months. To be included, the injury must have been serious enough to limit their normal activities the day after it had occurred. For example, a broken bone, a bad cut, a burn or a sprain. Repetitive strain injuries and food poisoning are excluded.. Analysis on injuries at work is based on respondents who indicated that their most serious injury had taken place at a job or business. The estimate of the number of injuries at work is based on the most serious injury. It does not estimate the total number of workplace injuries in Canada.. ...
Available benefits in case of a work-related accident, a commuting accident, or an occupational disease declared prior to 1 January ...
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A guide to ten common accidents at work and how to reduce risk in the workplace. Read on to earn more about potential compensation claims.
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Many times, when someone is involved in a terrible workplace accident and is seriously injured or sees another coworker become injured or killed, the effect of the accident will remain with them for years. Many of the men and women who are involved in a workplace accident do not realize that beyond physical damages, they may be able to file a claim for their PTSD as well.. If you have witnessed or have been a part of a tragic work accident, you may want to speak to your doctor about possible PTSD. PTSD can manifest in harmful physical symptoms over time, and the mental anguish can often rob a person of their ability to work. PTSD is a condition that requires care and treatment just as a burn or broken bone would, and if your PTSD is the result of a work accident, you deserve to receive benefits that allow you to seek help.. If you are concerned that you may be suffering from PTSD, you must act quickly to ensure that you do not miss any workers compensation claim filing deadlines. While PTSD can ...
Continuing the celebration of April 28th, the date intended to remember and pay tribute to workers who have been victims of occupational accidents, occupational diseases, disability and death because of their work activities, this year 2014, affiliated unions of the Building and Wood Workers` International (BWI) raised their voices to perform specific actions together with its affiliates. On the Andean Area, in Venezuela, the Union of Professional, Technician and Administrative Workers in the Wood and Allied Industries (SUNTIMAVEN) presented a 3 minutes video alluding to occupational accidents in the furniture industry in Venezuela in order to alert workers and employers on the monitoring of standards to avoid accidents. Similarly, related materials distributed to April 28th and policies of accident prevention. Meanwhile, the Federation of Workers in the Stell, Electricity and Mechanical Engineering Industries in Colombia (FETRAMECOL) brought workers at its headquarters in Bogotá to exchange ...
سلامت کار ایران Iran Occupational Health (IOH) seeks to publish Original Research Papers and Case Reports, Review Articles and Technical Reports related to the fields of Public Health and Occupational Health particularly. IOH is an official publication of Iran University of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Public Health and is published quarterly. The following guidelines refer to the Journal requirements for receiving your manuscripts for possible publication. Complying with guidelines will expedite the process of evaluation and publication of the submitted manuscripts. IOH regrets to reject those contributions that deviate from the Journal style.
Ms. Bade-Brown was test driving a car as part of her job for Low Book Sales and Leasing when the car was struck from behind by a dump truck. She was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with contusions to her head and chest along with strains to her back and neck. Ms. Bade-Brown underwent treatment for her injuries. More than four years after the accident, Ms. Bade-Browns treating physician assessed her with chronic neck pain and aggravation of a disc bulge in her low back due to the work accident. Low Books medical consultant disagreed with Ms. Bade-Browns physician with regard to the medical cause of her condition and the issue was referred to an impartial medical panel. The medical panel concluded that Ms. Bade-Browns neck and back problems were not medically causally connected to the work accident. The medical panel explained that Ms. Bade-Browns work-related injuries would have resolved within a few months. The ALJ relied on the medical panels opinion over Ms. Bade-Browns objection ...
A Case of occupational injury refers to the case of one worker incurring an occupational injury as a result of one occupational accident.
One man has died and another one is injured following an accident on Tuesday at the Oltchim plant in Râmnicu Vâlcea, the two workers falling from a height of four meters in an empty collection tank, the representatives of the Emergency Situations Inspectorate (ISU) Valcea inform.. According to the quoted source, medical crews found a 48-year-old man unconscious and a 59-year-old man seriously injured.. The unconscious man was declared dead an hour after the accident. The injured worker, aged 59, was taken over by a medical crew from the Ambulance Service and transported to the hospital. He is in serious condition and is undergoing medical investigations.. The ISU representatives said the accident occurred Tuesday morning at about 09.34h. The intervention was conducted by a Vâlcea SMURD crew, two crews from the Vâlcea Ambulance Service and an ambulance from the chemical plant.. Police have opened a criminal file for manslaughter in the case of a 48-year-old man who has died.. According to the ...
Jim Murphy, minister for employment and welfare reform, said: "The time is right to look at the kind of occupational injury scheme we need for the future. Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit was introduced in 1948 to serve a specific purpose. "The workforce and the labour market have changed radically since then, with a huge shift away from the heavy industries and women now forming half the workforce.". The review will address questions such as:"What is the purpose of a no-fault occupational injuries and diseases scheme"; "Who should be covered by a new occupational injury scheme"; and whether employers should do more to help reduce the risks of work-related accidents and illness occurring.. The consultation runs until 22 April ...
A man died in a workplace accident at Towne Construction Services in Batavia Wednesday, April 3.. According to the Batavia Police Department, Carl Root, 54, had just made a delivery of road sealant to Towne Construction Services, located at 500 Kent Road. According to the police report, Root jumped out of the trailer after a skid was unloaded. He pulled the door down and was in between the skid and the trailer waiting to have some papers signed when skid tipped forward, pinning him between the skid and trailer.. Root had been freed by the time police arrived.. He was transported to Clermont Mercy Hospital by a squad from the Central Joint Fire Department. He was pronounced dead a short time after arriving at the hospital.. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is conducting an investigation into the incident.. ...
The number of workplace accidents registered in Spain during the first six months of 2015 grew by almost 7 per cent in comparison to 2014. As many as 218,019
سلامت کار ایران Iran Occupational Health (IOH) seeks to publish Original Research Papers and Case Reports, Review Articles and Technical Reports related to the fields of Public Health and Occupational Health particularly. IOH is an official publication of Iran University of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Public Health and is published quarterly. The following guidelines refer to the Journal requirements for receiving your manuscripts for possible publication. Complying with guidelines will expedite the process of evaluation and publication of the submitted manuscripts. IOH regrets to reject those contributions that deviate from the Journal style.
The Social Security Law considers any bodily injuries sustained by a workerdue to or as a result of work performed as an employee on the payroll as an
A Group Occupational Accident Plan for your lease operators allows you to pass through the related costs to them at a group rate, protecting them with 24/7, 48-state coverage, including survivor benefits, and defends your independent contractor agreement with them. Moreover, if you lose in a challenge by a court of law or workers comp review board, the Occupational Accident policy for the injured lease operator can be designed to convert to a full blown workers comp policy and eliminate your companys related contingent exposure.. Key GAIC Advantages for Lease ...
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If you were injured on the job, contact us immediately to find out what type of benefits you may be entitled to. We are experienced in representing injured workers.. ​. The Law Offices of Arna D. Cortazzo, P.A. is dedicated to representing people who have suffered work-related injuries. We represent injured workers in all types of work-related accidents. Employees working in Brevard County and Indian River County encounter serious and catastrophic workplace injury accidents and wrongful death in every sort of work environment including assisting patients in hospitals and nursing homes, in agricultural fields, factories, offices, fishing boats, construction sites and more. Among the many causes of serious occupational injuries are repetitive motion, car accidents, slip and fall, fires, explosions, carbon monoxide poisoning and electrocution, just to name a few. First responders and DOC workers face the risk of serious injury everyday. Were you seriously injured at your job? Did a loved one die ...
During a new construction project in Mineola, New York, Plaintiff was caused to fall from a scaffold. He was not given any fall prevention equipment and sustained serious injuries to his ankle and lumbar spine. Represented by Block OToole & Murphy, he received a $2 million settlement.
Sin embargo, en los casos en que la demora en presentarse a examen médico se encuentre debidamente justificada, el obrero recibirá los beneficios de la Ley, como si hubiese presentado su reclamación dentro del término prescrito. Se considera causa debidamente justificada, lo siguiente ...
A manufacturing firm has been fined after an employee had to have his arm amputated after it was dragged into a machine and crushed.
Data & statistics on Incidence Rate of Fatal Work-Related Injuries in Wisconsin: Number of deaths, death rates, and age-adjusted death rates for ages 15 years and over, by injury at work, race, and sex: United States, 2003, Age-adjusted death rates for 113 selected causes by Hispanic origin, race for non-Hispanic population, and sex: United States, 2003, Age-adjusted death rates for 113 selected causes by Hispanic origin, race for non-Hispanic population, and sex: United States, 2003...
Article Which risk approach to protect occupational health and safety? Evidence from Italian regulations. Occupational accidents are one of the greatest causes of death and injury. Each year, more than 2.3 million people die from accidents at work an...
Information about a death caused by an industrial accident or occupational disease can be obtained by contacting the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST).
Journal of Occupational Accidents: 203-235.. *^ a b Health & Safety Commission (1979). Advisory Committee on Major Hazards: ... a b Kletz, T., (2000) By Accident - a life preventing them in industry PVF Publications ISBN 0-9538440-0-5 ... Since the accident took place at a weekend there were relatively few people on site: of those on-site at the time, 28 were ... Immediately after the accident, New Scientist commented presciently on the normal official response to such events, but hoped ...
A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) study of 55 human-factor aviation accidents from 1978 to 1999, concluded accidents ... Jackson; Earl (June 2006). "Prevalence of Fatigue Among Commercial Pilots". Occupational Medicine. 56 (4): 263. doi:10.1093/ ... The accident killed 228 out of the 254 people on board, including the crew. The captain failed to brief the first officer on ... The accident proportion relative to exposure proportion rose from 0.79 (1-3 hours on duty) to 5.62 ( more than 13 hours on duty ...
Journal of Occupational Accidents. Elsevier Ltd. 3 (4): 249-258. doi:10.1016/0376-6349(82)90002-5. Bibliography "The Safety ...
Health and Safety: Provide a safe and healthy workplace; prevent potential occupational accidents; appoint senior manager to ... ensure OSH; instruction on OSH for all personnel; system to detect, avoid, respond to risks; record all accidents; provide ...
The accident insurance and occupational diseases is a branch of social security often managed by the same agencies that the ... Travel accident is an accident occurring on a route between work and home or during a mission on behalf of the employer. A ... The accident at work is the accident, whatever the cause, occurring because of or in connection with a job, to any person ... Social security in France is divided into four branches: illness; old age/retirement; family; work accident and occupational ...
Accident Compensation (Occupational Health and Safety) Act 1996; Accident Compensation (WorkCover Insurance) Act 1993; Workers ... Occupational Health and Safety) Rules 2005; Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007; Road Transport (Dangerous Goods) ( ... The Occupational Health and Safety Act was enacted in 1985 as a major reform of the Labor government of John Cain II. The Act ... Legislation and regulation WorkSafe is regulator of a wide range of Acts of Parliament including the Accident Compensation Act ...
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Accident Analysis and Prevention, 28, 297-306. Stuckey, R. & La Montagne, A. (2005). Occupational light-vehicle use and OSH ... The model sets occupational road safety in the wider policy and societal framework. Australian Transport Safety Bureau ... It focuses on the impact of occupational light vehicles (OLV) as a leading cause of traumatic deaths. Their model presents the ... Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland. "Safety in numbers". Brunswick Review. 2017. Retrieved 2016-11-07. ...
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Retrieved 16 January 2015. Davis, Mary E. "Occupational Safety and ... Also, between the years of 1919 and 2005, 4111 fishermen died in fishing related accidents in the United Kingdom industry alone ... National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. April 29, 2008. Accessed October 20, 2008. Krah, Jaclyn; Unger, Richard ... National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Retrieved 11 July 2012. Welch, Laine (January 30, 2010). "Device makes ...
"Management of Occupational Road Risk - MORR™ Awards". The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. 2013. Retrieved 14 ... a Gold Award for Management of Occupational Road Risk (MORR) and a Silver Award for Occupational Health and Safety. In 2014, it ... "MORR™ Technology Trophy (sponsored by Tesco Dotcom)". rospa.com/. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. 2014. ... "In-car camera records accidents". BBC News. 14 October 2005. Retrieved 15 November 2015. Knapman, Chris (30 October 2012). " ...
Over the same period, the number of occupational accidents fell by 29 percent.[29] Presented in 2012, the goal of Henkel's new ...
Nuclear accidents can have dramatic consequences to their surroundings, but their global impact on cancer is less than that of ... National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Cardis E, Vrijheid M, Blettner M; et al. (July 2005). "Risk of cancer ... Mine workers receive occupational exposures to radon, especially in uranium mines. Anyone working in a granite building, such ... Studies of occupational workers exposed to chronic low levels of radiation, above normal background, have provided mixed ...
"Concept of "Zero-accident Total Participation Campaign"". Japan International Center for Occupational Safety and Health. Yosef ... Pointing and calling is a method in occupational safety for avoiding mistakes by pointing at important indicators and calling ...
DAN publishes research results on a wide range of matters relating to diving safety and medicine and diving accident analysis, ... Contents: Diving in Australia - Mr Terry Cummins; An occupational medicine view point - Dr David Smith; Divers Alert Network, ... Wachholtz, CJ; Dovenbarger, JA; Fowler III, GP; Rust, JS; Thompson, LD (1989); Comparison of accident data vs. survey data of ... Wachholtz, CJ; Dovenbarger, JA; Fowler III, GP; Rust, JS; Thompson, LD (1989). "Comparison of accident data vs. survey data of ...
... researches occupational health issues related to mining. Mining accident Escape respirator Mañas Mármol, Francisco (31 July ... Mining accidents continue worldwide, including accidents causing dozens of fatalities at a time such as the 2007 Ulyanovskaya ... This disaster was surpassed only by the Benxihu Colliery accident in China on April 26, 1942, which killed 1,549 miners. While ... The Courrières mine disaster, Europe's worst mining accident, involved the death of 1,099 miners in Northern France on March 10 ...
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Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 51(12): 804-811. Becker, David V., Jacob Robbins, Gilbert W. Beebe, André C. Bouville ... In 1986 after the Chernobyl accident, he organized and led an international study of thyroid cancer and leukemia risk among ... A cohort study of thyroid cancer and other thyroid diseases after the Chornobyl accident: objectives, design and methods. ... 2004). A cohort study of thyroid cancer and other thyroid diseases after the Chornobyl accident: objectives, design and methods ...
Immediately reportable accidents and injuries are: A death of an individual at a mine; An injury to an individual at a mine ... Additionally, the Mine Safety and Health Act authorizes the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part ... The Bureau was charged with the responsibility to conduct research and to reduce accidents in the coal mining industry, but was ... by law to report all mining accidents within 15 minutes of when the operator knew or should have known about the accident. ...
Risk, within the occupational health and safety sphere, is defined as the 'effect of uncertainties on objectives'. In the ... Safetyline Institute Kjellen, U. (2000) Prevention of Accidents Through Experience Feedback. CRC Press. ISBN 0748409254 http:// ... ISBN 978-0750674119 Job Hazard Analysis, Occupational Safety and Health Administration-Accessed 30/Jul/13 Job Safety Analysis, ... Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety-Accessed 30/Jul/13 Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) - An overview, University of ...
"Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance. Retrieved 21 August 2012.. ...
The relevant insurance policies must cover personal and occupational accidents. Pelé Law provides that the indemnity must ... a PALC may have its terms suspended if the Athlete becomes unable to exercise his activity due to an occupational accident or ...
Marine Accident Investigation Board, Aircraft Accident Investigation Board, the Post and Telecom Administration, Equalization ... Navigation and legal registration of seamen and their occupational rights. Lighthouses, harbours and breakwaters. Safety in ... Under the auspices of the Ministry were: The Public Road Administration (Vegagerðin), the Road Accident Analysis Group, the ... transportation and accident investigation. Telecommunications. Postal services. Municipal affairs. Equalization Fund. [1] ...
Road Accident Fund v Russell 2001 2 SA 34 (SCA). Road Accident Fund v Sauls 2002 2 SA 55 (SCA). S v Arnold 1985 3 SA 256 (C). S ... Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993. Institution of Legal Proceedings against Certain Organs of ... General accident Insurance Co SA Ltd v Nhlumayo 1987 3 SA 577 (A). General Accident Insurance Co South Africa Ltd v Xhego and ... Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996. Loubser, Max, Rob Midgley, André Mukheibir, Liezel Niesing, and Devina Perumal. The Law of ...
"Big Blue Crane Accident: A tragic day at Miller Park". The Miller Park Scrapbook. Retrieved July 30, 2014. "The Great American ... Ballpark (A)". Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Retrieved July 30, 2014. "Three Firms Fined For Total of ... The Miller Park crane accident". Engineering Failure Analysis. pp. 942-961. doi:10.1016/j.engfailanal.2006.12.002. " ...
Minimizing such occurrences as soon as possible is a primary mission of occupational and physical therapists employed within ... atrophy decreases qualities of life as the sufferer becomes unable to perform certain tasks or worsen the risks of accidents ...
Keeping accident, injury, and fatality records is required by law. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires ... and as a result of the accident. It may also be beneficial to report accidents to the workforce. Signage that tracks accident ... There are a number of ways to report and record all accidents that occur in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health ... Any accidents that result in a fatality must be reported within 30 days of the when the accident occurred. However, when a ...
... procedures and arrangements for the recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases, commuting accidents, ... Recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases .... Recording and notification of occupational accidents and ... Tags: ILO codes of practice, occupational safety and health, occupational accidents, occupational diseases ... Recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases‎pdf - 0.4 MB‎ * The code gives more prominence to the ...
An occupational injury report provides details about the injured person and the employer as well as the extent of the injury ... An occupational injury report provides details about the injured person and the employer as well as the extent of the injury ... Occupational accidents and work-related diseases Listen Occupational accidents and work-related diseases. Upcoming publishing: ...
Epidemiology of work-related diseases and accidents : tenth report of the Joint ILO/WHO Committee on Occupational Health [‎ ... Epidémiologie des maladies et des accidents liés à la profession : dixième rapport du Comité mixte OIT/OMS de médecine du ... Guide de soins médicaux d urgence à donner en cas d accidents dus à des marchandises dangereuses (‎‎‎‎GSMU : supplément ... Joint ILO/WHO Committee on Occupational Health; World Health Organization; International Labour Organization (‎World Health ...
Occupational Safety and Health Administration. on. Chemical Accident Investigation. I. Purpose and Scope ... B. Investigation of Accidents. EPA and OSHA will each maintain a core team of chemical accident investigators directed by each ... E. Joint Accident Investigation Reports. The product of joint on-scene accident investigations will be a public report ... a description of the accident;. * a description of the response to the accident (may be done by reference to another official ...
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Occupational accidents and occupational diseases. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is responsible for developing and ... Employers shall insure their employees against occupational accidents or occupational diseases. The obligation to insure arises ... Compensations relating to occupational accidents and diseases:. *Daily allowance compensates for the loss of income of the ... Compensations for occupational accidents or diseases resulting from central government work are handled by the Treasury that ...
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... while additional 374 million suffer from non-fatal occupational accidents globally each year. ... The federal government says 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases annually, ... The federal government says 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases annually, while ... Ifeoma Anyawutaku, Director, Occupational Safety and Health Department in the ministry, said that it was the ministrys mandate ...
... and 3,739 fatal accidents. This is a ratio of approximately 850 non-fatal accidents for every fatal one. There was a slight ... Eurostat data published in 2016 finds that in 2014 there were almost 3.2 million non-fatal accidents at work in the EU28 that ... increase in the number of accidents at work in the EU28 between ... Accidents and occupational diseases can give rise to heavy ... Preventing work accidents, occupational injuries and diseases has more benefits than just reducing damages: it has also been ...
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2012 by Heather Cuthill In occupational health and safety... ... What is the Difference Between an Accident and an Incident? ... In occupational health and safety lingo, the terms "accident" and "incident" may appear to be interchangeable - but theyre not ... freak accident. ill hap. pr. of accidere to happen. [1913 Webster] Thou camst not to thy place by accident: It is the very ... Incident . Reserving Accident to denote injuries helps save time! If I hear Johnny has been involved in an accident the word ...
Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2011; 68 387-388 Published Online First: 10 Feb 2011. doi: 10.1136/oem.2010.058909 ... Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2010; 68 457-464 Published Online First: 08 Oct 2010. doi: 10.1136/oem.2009.054684 ... also given to the Chernobyl accident.1 An editorial and a review article in this issue of the Journal2 3 (see pages 387 and 457 ...
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The results suggest that occupational accidents may result in a disabling psychopathological condition, and that a brief ... Thirty-eight victims of occupational accidents (injured workers) and 38 gender-, age-, and years of education-matched workers ... the present study was aimed at assessing the psychological consequences of accidents occurring in several occupational settings ... whereas the degree of physical injury and the length of time since the accident did not play a predictive role. ...
Number and percentage of occupational fatalities by accident class, 2018 (N=27). Keywords: Fatalities Accidents ... NOTE: "Fall of ground (from in place)" includes MSHAs Accident/Injury/Illness classifications for "Fall of face, rib, pillar, ...
This months round-up of occupational health research includes a study on overworked chefs and evidence that older workers ... Occupational Health & Wellbeing. Contact us. Features list 2018. Personnel Today Awards. The RAD Awards. Whatmedia Recruitment ... Overworked chefs at risk of accidents: OH research round-up July 2017. By Sarah Silcox on 6 Jul 2017 in Research, Mental health ... and stress, Occupational Health. Almost 80% of chefs surveyed said that they have had an accident or near miss at work that due ...
Benefits are payable, as shown, for both occupational and non-occupational accidents. There is a pre-existing condition ... 1,000,000 Occupational Accident Plan. Medical & Dental Expense Benefits. *NO DEDUCTIBLE - NO COINSURANCE! ... Payable if you are unable to perform your own occupation due to a covered occupational accident and are not otherwise employed. ... The Occupational Accident Policy is underwritten by Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company, a member company of OneBeacon ...
occupational accidents, occupational diseases and dangerous occurrences; and. * as appropriate, commuting accidents and ... the recording of occupational accidents, occupational diseases, dangerous occurrences, incidents, commuting accidents and, as ... to record occupational accidents, occupational diseases, dangerous occurrences, incidents, commuting accidents and, as ... 1 ILO: Recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases and ILO list of occupational diseases. Report V (1), ...
A recent report provides a comprehensive overview of trends in accidents in organisations within the inspectorates authority. ... have contributed to a decrease in the number of accidents in the workplace. ... Changes in the behaviour of employers regarding occupational health and safety, as well as activities by the National Labour ... Number of registered occupational accidents. Fatal occupational accidents. Accidents at work with serious health impacts. ...
... and alcohol-related accidents are a year-round concern. ... Motorcycle and automobile accidents remain a top concern for U. ... Traffic Accidents Still Plaguing Military Services. Excessive speed and fatigue are among the causes of motorcycle and ... Parker said alcohol-related accidents are a year-round issue. "Thanksgiving is the number one DUI holiday, and Halloween is ...
  • NOTE: "Fall of ground (from in place)" includes MSHA's Accident/Injury/Illness classifications for "Fall of face, rib, pillar, side, or highwall (from in place)" and "Fall of roof, back, or brow (from in place). (cdc.gov)
  • 13 14 Brooks et al described the reactive airway dysfunction syndrome as an asthma-like occupational illness after an acute exposure to highly concentrated respiratory irritants. (bmj.com)
  • Not least, this Workers' Memorial Day marks 135 years since the introduction of the first major law that attempted to address the distress caused by workplace injury, illness, and death - Germany's accident insurance policy, which was introduced in 1884 2 following years of widespread debate. (cdc.gov)
  • Whenever you suffer a workplace accident or illness, or experience a close call, the situation must be reported. (uwo.ca)
  • This page will assist you on what actions to take and in completing the Accident/Illness/Incident Report Form. (uwo.ca)
  • Personal injury accidents, occupational illness, property damage over $250 and close calls which in another set of circumstances would result in personal injury, must be reported. (uwo.ca)
  • The supervisor conducts the investigation and completes the Accident/Illness/Incident Report Form . (uwo.ca)
  • Therapy helps you recover as quickly and as safely as possible after an injury, accident or illness. (huntsvillehospital.org)
  • Following on from the above, whether the pathology or damage sustained by an employee as a result of stress is an occupational accident or a common illness is increasingly the subject of legal debate. (garrigues.com)
  • Despite this, given the difficulty in establishing the connection (cause-illness),there are very few legal rulings that categorically identify stress as a cause of the employee's pathology and which therefore classify the temporary incapacity process as being the result of an occupational accident. (garrigues.com)
  • According to the results, especially in the construction and coal mining sectors and all sectors in general, employee training, employee participation and periodic maintenance in the workplace are more important accident prevention factors than risk assessment and preventive OH & S services. (scirp.org)
  • Turkey has ratified the ILO Convention No. 155 and 161 and in order to ensure compliance with European Union directives, it has made a number of legislations in occupational health and safety (OH & S). After the "Labour Act" enacted in 2003 and the related directives came into force, the "preventive approach based on risk assessment" is adopted and all directives revised in accordance with these principle. (scirp.org)
  • The Governing Body also indicated that the development of a mechanism for regularly updating the list of occupational diseases should be examined by the Conference as part of the above agenda item. (ilo.org)
  • If the Conference so decides, these texts will serve as a basis for the discussion, at the 90th Session (2002), of the question of the recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases and the list of occupational diseases. (ilo.org)
  • The main causes of accidents were the loss of control of machines, transportations or conveyances, hand tools, objects or animals. (aaem.pl)
  • Detailed studies on specific types of agricultural machines, which describe concrete circumstances and causes of accidents, are in limited numbers. (aaem.pl)
  • 1 Rev Saúde Pública 2006;40(6) Vilma Sousa Santana I José Bouzas Araújo-Filho I Paulo Rogério Albuquerque- Oliveira II Anadergh Barbosa-Branco III Occupational accidents: social insurance costs and work days lost ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To estimate the proportion of occupational accident benefits granted within the total for health-related social security benefits, viewing the costs according to benefit type and the impact on productivity according to work days lost. (docplayer.net)