An analysis of workplace amputation injuries in Florida [electronic resource] / by Eve N. Hanna.
ABSTRACT: Nationally, 10,852 workplace amputation injuries in the US were reported in 1997. This number has been gradually decreasing over time to 9,658 amputations in 2000. In Florida, the amputation injuries have been increasing from 272 in 1997 to 417 in 2000. The reason for this increase is unclear and deserves further study. The purpose of a portion of this study was to examine the Federal and Florida BLS data to determine the characteristics of the typical worker with an amputation injury. A worker with an amputation injury was most likely to be a white male between the ages of 35 and 44 with 1 to 5 years of employment. The amputated part was usually a finger which was injured in a machinery source. The purpose of the self-designed survey was to determine if there were any differences in the amputation prevention strategies between companies with and without amputation injuries.
School:University of South Florida
School Location:USA - Florida
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:industrial safety management amputation traumatic prevention control accidents occupational health training hazards machine dissertations academic usf public masters
Date of Publication:01/01/2003