The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has reported the number of workplace injuries or illnesses that required visits to the emergency rooms of hospitals topped 3.4 million workers. The latest data, reported in this weeks edition, was from data analyzed from 2004. Workers under the age of 25 had the highest rate of injury. More than three-fourths of the injuries involved contact with equipment or objects, e.g. being struck by a falling tool or having a hand caught in a machine or falls. Imagine how much more productive America would be if everyone worked harder to cut back on these injuries. Three million injuries per year divided by 365 days equals over 9,000 injuries per day. Doesn’t anyone care about this continuing problem that is not getting better?
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