Workers aged 65 and older had a workplace fatality rate 2.6 times that of workers aged 16 to 64 for 1980 through 1991 (14.1 per 100,000 vs 5.4), according to National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) data.
The highest rates were in mining, agriculture, and construction.
Compared with younger workers, older men were at an elevated risk for fatalities caused by machines, and older women for fatal falls and homicide.
Prevention efforts should focus on older workers in agricultural settings, as well as those at increased risk of workplace falls or violence.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Homme, Travailleur, Accident travail, Prévalence, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Médecine travail, Activité professionnelle, Sexe, Etude longitudinale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Human, Worker, Occupational accident, Prevalence, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Occupational medicine, Professional activity, Sex, Follow up study
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0492344
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 03/02/1998.