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Document ID (ISN)110937
CIS number 10-0481
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wolfe D., Fairchild A.L.
Title The need for improved surveillance of occupational disease and injury
Bibliographic information 10 Mar 2010, Vol.303, No.10, p.981-982. 10 ref.
Abstract Comment on a report released by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) which provides evidence for a failure of current surveillance systems to capture the extent of work-related injury and illness in the United States. As many as 80% may be missed. Fear of disciplinary action for disclosing an injury or illness is the principal cause. The article groups its comments into the following main points: a century of neglect; barriers to reporting; (broken) promises of reform; time for a new policy commitment.
Descriptors (primary) USA; notification of accidents and diseases
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; economic aspects; history
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Notification of accidents and diseases