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Document ID (ISN)73992
CIS number 99-2027
Year 1998
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.98-131
Title Worker deaths by electrocution: A summary of NIOSH surveillance and investigative findings
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA, May 1998. vii, 43p. Illus. 37 ref.
Abstract Surveillance data and investigative reports of fatal incidents involving workers who contacted energized electrical conductors or equipment are summarized. Data were derived from the National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) surveillance system maintained by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the USA, and are based on death certificates of workers 16 years or older who died from a traumatic injury in the workplace. Part I of this monograph provides: an overview of electrical hazards, including the effects of electrical energy on the human body; a comprehensive summary of the epidemiology of occupational electrocutions based on NTOF and the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) programme data which identifies common risk factors for fatal injury due to contact with electrical energy; and recommendations for elements of an effective electrical safety program for the prevention of workplace electrocutions. Part II includes a summary abstract for all 224 FACE electrocution investigative reports prepared by NIOSH for further information and reference. Topics: accident descriptions; electrical accidents; electrical safety; electricity; epidemiological aspects; fatalities; frequency rates; health hazards; occupations; report; risk factors; safe working methods; statistics; USA.
Descriptors (primary) USA; electricity; electrical accidents; electrical safety; fatalities; statistics
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiological aspects; report; accident descriptions; frequency rates; risk factors; safe working methods; occupations; health hazards
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Electricity