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Violence at work

The number of violent incidents at work has declined over the last decade, with the incident rate remaining stable over the last four years. Findings from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) show that in 2012/13.

Source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causinj/violence/index.htm

Frequency and cost of claims by injury type from a state workers' compensation fund, 1998-2008

OBJECTIVE: To determine which work-related injuries are the most frequent and costly.
DESIGN: Secondary analysis of workers' compensation claims data. SETTING: Data was provided by a large, Maryland workers' compensation insurer from 1998 through 2008. INTERVENTIONS: None MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURES: For 45 injury types, the number of claims and compensation amount were calculated for total compensation as well as for medical and indemnity compensation separately.
RESULTS: Back and knee injuries were the most frequently occurring single injury types, while heart attack and occupational disease were the most expensive in terms of mean compensation. When taking into account both the frequency and cost per of injury (mean cost*number occurrences), back, knee, and shoulder injuries were the most expensive single injury types.
CONCLUSION: Successful prevention and management of back, knee, and shoulder injuries could lead to a substantial reduction in the burden associated with work-related injuries.

Source: Mroz M, Carlini AR, Archer KR, Wegener ST, Hoolachan JI, Stiers W, Shore RA, Castillo RC. Arch. Phys. Med. Rehabil. 2014.

Working conditions and job quality

Comparing sectors in Europe - Overview report
This report and the accompanying 33 sectoral information sheets aim to capture the diversity prevalent across sectors in Europe in terms of working conditions and job quality. The information sheets indicate how workers in each sector compare to the European average for all workers, as well as highlighting differences and similarities among different groups of workers. The report pinpoints trends across sectors in areas such as working time and work–life balance, work organisation, skills and training, employee representation and the psychosocial and physical environment. It identifies sectors that score particularly well or particularly poorly in terms of job quality and sheds light on differences between sectors in terms of health and well-being.

Source: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/htmlfiles/ef1384.htm

Les accidents du travail entre 2005 et 2010

Une fréquence en baisse
Entre 2005 et 2010, le risque d'accident du travail a diminué dans les secteurs concurrentiels, en partie du fait du ralentissement de l'activité économique. Le nombre d'accidents du travail avec arrêt, comme leur fréquence par rapport au nombre d'heures rémunérées, ont atteint en 2009 leur minimum sur la période, avant d'augmenter légèrement entre 2009 et 2010.

Source: http://travail-emploi.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/2014-010.pdf

Transitions d'emploi chez les travailleurs âgés qui quittent un emploi à long terme

Analyse fondée sur des données administratives
La présente étude rend compte de la prévalence et de la nature du réemploi chez les travailleurs qui ont quitté un emploi à long terme à titre de salariés à l'âge de 50 ans et plus. L'analyse est fondée sur le Fichier de données longitudinales sur la main-d'oeuvre, un ensemble de données de panel administratif portant sur une période de 28 ans, et tire parti de la grande taille de son échantillon et des renseignements détaillés sur la mobilité entre les employeurs. L'étude examine la prévalence, la durée et les covariables du réemploi à titre de salarié ou de travailleur autonome au sein d'une entreprise non constituée en société; la nature du réemploi rémunéré, y compris la durée de l'emploi, la mobilité entre les secteurs d'activité et la taille de l'entreprise; la répartition des gains moyens du réemploi par rapport aux gains de l'emploi à long terme; et les covariables des gains relatifs faibles et élevés du réemploi.

Source: http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=11F0019MIF2014355&lang=fra#formatdisp

The epidemiology of life-threatening work-related injury

A demonstration paper
BACKGROUND: Workers' compensation (WC) data traditionally provides information to stakeholders on work-related disabling injuries. It is important to complement this with information on serious threat to life (TTL) injury, which is the focus of this paper. METHODS: In this cross-sectional descriptive epidemiological study, based on New Zealand's WC data linked to hospital discharge data, TTL was measured using the ICD10-based Injury Severity Score (ICISS); ICISS ≤ 0.941 was used to define serious TTL injury. RESULTS: During 2002-2004, there was an average of 368 serious TTL work-related injury cases annually. The distribution of these injuries was very different from those traditionally found using WC data to describe disabling injury. For example, for serious TTL injury the main injury types included traumatic brain injury, whereas for disabling injury it was sprains and dislocations. CONCLUSIONS: The method presented provides the opportunity for government agencies to produce a national description of the epidemiology of serious TTL work-related injuries.

Source : Cryer C, Samaranayaka A, Langley JD, Davie G. Am. J. Ind. Med. 2014.

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