Sharps Injury Rates Reported Among US Workers: National Electronic Injury Surveillance System—Occupational Supplement 2006 to 2020

Source avec lien : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 65(6). 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002816

L’ibjectif de l’étude était d’examiner les taux de blessures par objets tranchants chez les travailleurs américains traités dans les services d’urgence des hôpitaux.

Objective  To examine sharps injury (SI) rates among US workers treated in hospital emergency departments. Methods  A national probability-based sample of approximately 67 US hospital emergency departments from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System—Occupational Supplement was used to examine annual national estimates of SI rates (number of injuries/10,000 full-time equivalents) for US workers from 2006 to 2020. Results  Among the general US worker population, the 25- to 34-year age group experienced the highest annual SI rate. Health care industry workers experienced SI rates up to 16 times the rate of all US workers. Conclusion  Younger age (≤34 years) is associated with increased SI risk. Tailored prevention efforts should be developed to address the specific needs of these workers, especially among health care workers. Continual occupational surveillance will maximize the health and safety of US workers.

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