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Advisory Committee Chair

Selvum Pillay

Advisory Committee Members

Donald S Burke

Russell L Griffin

Haibin Ning

Bunyamin Ozaydin

Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2018

Degree Name by School

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) School of Engineering

Abstract

Characterization of nonfatal occupational contact with object or equipment injuries, falls on same level injuries, and overexertion injuries involving outside sources that are considered as the top three occupational injuries comprise this study. The injury data from 2012 to 2014 have been obtained from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System - Occupational Supplement (NEISS-Work) which collects the data from a national probability-based sample of U.S. Hospital Emergency Departments (EDs). The data for selected variables were queried for the three most-occurring injury categories by using Work-Related Injury Statistics Query System (WORK-RISQS). Worker demographics and their impacts on injury characteristics have been analyzed for treatment year, sex, age, injury source and the industry group. The results have been interpreted from safety engineering and safety management standpoints to help reduce occupational injuries.

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