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April 1996, Vol. 119, No. 4

Improvements in BLS safety and health statistical system

Katharine G. Abraham, William L. Weber, and Martin E. Personick

New and improved measures of risk, severity, and circumstances involved in work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities provide valuable information in preventing deadly and disabling incidents in the workplace. This article describes improvements in the Bureau's statistical system and illustrates how the new data, and measures based upon them, can help those striving for safer, healthier workplaces.

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