Okay, This probably won’t be the most exciting read of 2010. But there are some quite interesting facts to help you understand your specific vulnerabilities.
According to The Costs of Fatal Injuries to Civilian Workers in the United States, 1992-2001, by NIOSH:
- From 1992–2001, there were 51,684 civilian workers who died from injuries sustained while working in the U.S., generating a total societal cost of just over $43 billion (Table 1).
- By state, the greatest number and total societal cost of occupational injury fatalities occurred in California (5,173; $4.5 billion), Texas (4,438; $3.8 billion), Florida (3,287; $2.8 billion), New York (2,509; $2.0 billion), and Pennsylvania (2,165; $1.8 billion) (Table 2).
- One age group, 35–44 years of age, had the largest share of occupational fatalities and the largest share of the total societal cost of occupational injury fatalities (25%, 32%) closely followed by those who were 25–34 years of age (22%, 27%) and those who were 45–54 years (21%, 22%) (Table 5).
- Homicides had the highest total societal costs by external cause of death for four of eleven occupation divisions—Executives/ Administrators/Managers, Sales, Clerical, and Service occupations—during 1992–1998 (Table 27).
- For Executives/Administrators/Managers, motor vehicle incidents had the highest total societal costs for 1999– 2001. For the remaining occupations, homicide (Sales and Service), falls (Precision Production/Craft/Repair and Handlers, Equipment Cleaners/Helpers/Laborers), machines (Machine Operators/Assemblers/ Inspectors) and air transport (Technicians/ Related Support) had the highest total societal costs (Table 28).
Looks like all of us who manage, administer, or execute need to be a lot more careful driving.
We especially liked seeing our Probability of Surviving an Additional Year by Age, Race, and Sex in Appendix VII.
It was 0.98891, thank you very much.
You can download this 131 page report from NIOSH as a .pdf here.