“The report is based on 1997-2018 data from three primary sources: reports of individuals filing for workers’ compensation, physicians’ reports to the Occupational Illnesses and Injury Surveillance System, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics/Connecticut Department of Labor annual survey of employees. It doesn’t include traumatic injuries.
In 2018, an estimated 7,000 work-related infectious diseases were reported, along with 9,000 chronic musculoskeletal conditions; 2,000 lung diseases; 800 skin conditions; 300 hearing loss cases; and 5,000 “other” conditions, including stress, headaches, heart conditions and “difficult-to-classify” health issues. Based on the workers’ comp data, work-related illnesses were most likely to occur in government (77.6%), manufacturing (44.2%) and trade (31.2%). According to the BLS data, the state’s rate of illness (14.1 per 10,000 workers) was 9% higher than in 2017.”. – Safety + Health
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