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Projection of mesothelioma mortality in Great Britain

There has been an increase in mesothelioma mortality in Great Britain, with 1705 deaths recorded in 2006. In 2005, a statistical model was developed based on a simple birth-cohort model, which assumes that the risk of mesothelioma depends on age and years of exposure and that an individual's asbestos exposure depends on the year of exposure. An optimisation technique was used to fit the model and a profile of the population exposure was estimated. Projections of the future burden of mesothelioma mortality were calculated, however statistical uncertainties in the formulation of the model could not be taken into account. In this report, the model has been refined and refitted using the MATLAB's fminsearch function and the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm, a Markov Chain Monte Carlo technique. Credible intervals for model parameters as well as prediction intervals for future cases of mortality amongst males are presented. Mortality amongst all males is expected to keep increasing, reaching a peak at around 2,040 deaths in the year 2016, with a rapid decline following the peak year. Around 91,000 deaths are predicted to occur by 2050 with around 61,000 of these occurring from 2007 onwards.


Results from the Labour Force Survey 2007 ad hoc module on accidents at work and work-related health problem

The “statistics in focus” publication presents an overview of the first results of the European Union Labour Force Survey (LFS) 2007 ad hoc module on accidents at work, work-related health problems and exposure to risk factors. Almost 7 million workers had an accident at work and around 20 million persons experienced a work related health problem in the 12 months preceding the interview. The statistical data refer to the workers aged 15 - 64 years in the EU-27.


2008 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
  • Industry by event or exposure, 2008
  • Industry by transportation incidents and homicides, 2008
  • Industry by private sector, government workers, and self-employed workers, 2008
  • Primary and secondary source of injury by major private industry division, 2008
  • Occupation by event or exposure, 2008
  • Occupation by transportation incidents and homicides, 2008
  • Worker characteristics by event or exposure, 2008
  • Event or exposure by age, 2008
  • Event or exposure by major private industry division, 2008
  • http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm#2008

    Les indicateurs accidents du travail de la Dares

    Tout accident provoquant une lésion corporelle d’un salarié par le fait ou à l’occasion de son travail constitue un accident du travail. Le dénombrement de ces accidents fournit un indicateur statistique simple et synthétique permettant de contribuer à apprécier l’état des conditions de travail des salariés. Dans ce but, la DARES propose des indicateurs statistiques sur les accidents du travail (accidents de trajet exclus). Ce document d’étude décrit la méthode utilisée pour concevoir ces indicateurs, et leur interprétation.


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