A job to die for: why so many Americans are killed, injured or made ill at work and what to do about it

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Common Courage Press, Sep 15, 2002 - Business & Economics - 204 pages
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While headlines scream about consumer safety, as they did over the tire recall following the deaths of some 123 drivers in car accidents, Lisa Cullen reveals scant attention is paid to a far bigger problem. In gripping narratives bristling with horrifying statistics, Cullen reveals: 165 Americans die from occupational disease while 18 more die from work related injuries-every day! On that same day, more than 36,400 non-fatal injuries and 3,200 work-related illnesses will occur in America's workplaces. Each year, the workplace extends into nearby communities to claim the lives of 218 bystanders and injure another 68,000. 7.1 percent of workers are injured or made ill on the job. Every year. The cost of this carnage and disease tops $155.5 billion annually; five times the cost of AIDS, three times the costs for Alzheimer's, and nearly as much as cancer.

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Preventable Losses
1
Salt in the Wound
12
NonDiscriminating Risk
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Copyright

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