In this article, we construct a ranking of occupations based upon the costs of job-related injuries and illnesses.
Data are drawn from large nationally representative Bureau of Labor (BLS) data sets.
Information is obtained on occupation and workers'compensation (WC) category of the injury or illness, which are then matched to information on costs.
Six broad occupations and 413 specific (3-digit) occupations are ranked by total costs.
Six broad and 223 specific occupations are ranked by costs per worker (average cost).
Operators and laborers is the broad occupation category that contributes both the highest total and average cost.
Specific occupations that contributed the most to total costs include heavy truck drivers, non-construction laborers, machine operators (not specified), occupations not classified, janitors, nursing orderlies, construction laborers, assemblers, retail sales workers (not elsewhere specified), miscellaneous machine operators, and carpenters.
Occupations high on the average cost list include not-specified mechanics, general and construction laborers, press apprentices, welders, stone cutters, and warehouse workers.
Although the BLS data are limited, they can be used to provide a preliminary look at which occupations are contributing the most and the least to the overall economic costs of occupational injuries and illnesses.
Mots-clés Pascal : Activité professionnelle, Poste travail, Classification, Coût, Accident travail, Maladie professionnelle, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Economie santé, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Professional activity, Workplace layout, Classification, Costs, Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Human, United States, North America, America, Health economy, Occupational medicine
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0074995
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 14/05/1998.