Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses treated in hospital emergency departments--United States, 1998

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2001 Apr 27;50(16):313-7.


The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) includes data about nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments (EDs). This report summarizes 1998 injury and illness estimates based on NEISS, which indicate that the magnitude and patterns of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses were comparable to estimates reported for 1996 (1). Younger workers continue to have the highest rates of work-related injuries and illnesses; therefore, interventions should address the health and safety needs of young workers, most of whom lack substantial experience in the work place.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Occupational / statistics & numerical data*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Occupational Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Population Surveillance
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology*