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Title: Risk profile of cumulative trauma disorders of the arm and hand in the US mining industry

Abstract

A review of all upper extremity cumulative trauma disorder (UECTD) injuries was conducted by the US Bureau of Mines for 1985 through 1989. This review was performed by analyzing each injury, as reported by law and maintained on the US Mine Safety and Health Administration's accident data base. This analysis found that incidence rates in mining were lower than in private sector industry, although the number of reported UECTD injuries increased sevenfold and their percentage of all mining injuries increased fivefold from 1985 and 1989. Metal-nonmetal mines accounted for 80 pct of UECTD injuries, while coal mines accounted for 20 pct. Nearly 63 pct of UECTD injuries were accounted for by only four occupations -- mechanics, laborers, boney (crusher) operators, and miners not elsewhere classified (NEC) -- with an incidence rate well above the private sector industry rate.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. (Bureau of Mines, Minneapolis, MN (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6239090
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Information Circular - United States, Bureau of Mines; (United States); Journal Volume: 9319
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL MINERS; INJURIES; COAL MINING; HAZARDS; ARMS; COAL MINES; HANDS; MINING LAWS; RISK ASSESSMENT; ANIMALS; BODY; BODY AREAS; LAWS; LIMBS; MAMMALS; MAN; MINERS; MINES; MINING; PERSONNEL; PRIMATES; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; VERTEBRATES 016000* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Health & Safety

Citation Formats

Hudock, S.D., and Keran, C.M.. Risk profile of cumulative trauma disorders of the arm and hand in the US mining industry. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Hudock, S.D., & Keran, C.M.. Risk profile of cumulative trauma disorders of the arm and hand in the US mining industry. United States.
Hudock, S.D., and Keran, C.M.. 1993. "Risk profile of cumulative trauma disorders of the arm and hand in the US mining industry". United States. doi:.
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