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Labor in the New Economy$
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Katharine G. Abraham, James R. Spletzer, and Michael Harper Harper

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780226001432

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226001463.001.0001

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Emerging Labor Market Trends and Workplace Safety and Health

Emerging Labor Market Trends and Workplace Safety and Health

(p.425) 11 Emerging Labor Market Trends and Workplace Safety and Health
Labor in the New Economy

Nicole Nestoriak

John Ruser

University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses the emerging labor market trends that will impact occupational safety and health. It mentions that the Bureau of Labor Statistics conducts two data programs to track injuries, illnesses, and fatalities that occur in U.S. workplaces: the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. The chapter assesses the impact of changes in workplace safety and health from 2004 to 2014 in the labor force distributions by age, gender, industry, and occupation. It suggests that the labor force shifts between this period will have perceptible impacts on the frequency and distribution of workplace injuries and illnesses. Aging of the workforce (and gender shifts) will result in an increase in more severe injuries, such as fractures and fatalities, while falls will become a more frequent event associated with workplace injuries.

Keywords:   labor market, industrial health, occupational safety, workplace safety, United States

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