According to the National Safety Council (NSC, n.d.), the total cost of work injuries in 2019 was an estimated $171 billion. This estimate includes wage and productivity losses, medical expenses, administrative expenses and employers’ uninsured costs. In that same year, an estimated 105 million workdays were lost due to injuries (NSC, n.d.). This report does not provide any specific details or any characteristics about the injured. However, knowledge of certain characteristics of the injured such as age can be critical information. This type of information could be useful in the development of workplace hazard prevention and mitigation programs.
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Muhammad, K., & Marcham, C. (2021). AGE’s Influence on Workplace Safety. Professional Safety, 66(07). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1624
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This article originally appeared in the July 2021 issue of Professional Safety. Copyright 2021. Reprinted with permission.