Costs of occupational injury and illness across states

Geetha Waehrer, J Paul Leigh, Diana L Cassady, Ted R. Miller

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The objective of this study was to estimate occupational injury and illness costs per worker across states. Analysis was conducted on injury data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and costs data from workers' compensation records. The following states were at the top of the list for average cost (cost per worker): West Virginia, Alaska, Wyoming, Kentucky, and Mississippi. The following states were at the bottom: South Carolina, Delaware, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. The following variables (and signs on regression coefficients comparing this industry with manufacturing) were important in explaining the variation across states: employment in farming (+), agricultural service, forestry, fishing (+), mining (+), transportation and public utilities (+), wholesale trade (-), and finance, insurance, real estate (-). Southern and especially Western states were disproportionately represented in the high cost per worker list. A significant amount of the variation in cost per worker across states was explained by the composition of industries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1084-1095
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume46
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2004

Fingerprint

Occupational Injuries
Occupational Diseases
Costs and Cost Analysis
Mississippi
Workers' Compensation
Forestry
Insurance
Agriculture
Industry
Wounds and Injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

Cite this

Costs of occupational injury and illness across states. / Waehrer, Geetha; Leigh, J Paul; Cassady, Diana L; Miller, Ted R.

In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 46, No. 10, 10.2004, p. 1084-1095.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{72edad3c7d514a4f89dc10459e195857,
title = "Costs of occupational injury and illness across states",
abstract = "The objective of this study was to estimate occupational injury and illness costs per worker across states. Analysis was conducted on injury data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and costs data from workers' compensation records. The following states were at the top of the list for average cost (cost per worker): West Virginia, Alaska, Wyoming, Kentucky, and Mississippi. The following states were at the bottom: South Carolina, Delaware, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. The following variables (and signs on regression coefficients comparing this industry with manufacturing) were important in explaining the variation across states: employment in farming (+), agricultural service, forestry, fishing (+), mining (+), transportation and public utilities (+), wholesale trade (-), and finance, insurance, real estate (-). Southern and especially Western states were disproportionately represented in the high cost per worker list. A significant amount of the variation in cost per worker across states was explained by the composition of industries.",
author = "Geetha Waehrer and Leigh, {J Paul} and Cassady, {Diana L} and Miller, {Ted R.}",
year = "2004",
month = "10",
doi = "10.1097/01.jom.0000141659.17062.4b",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "46",
pages = "1084--1095",
journal = "Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine",
issn = "1076-2752",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "10",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Costs of occupational injury and illness across states

AU - Waehrer, Geetha

AU - Leigh, J Paul

AU - Cassady, Diana L

AU - Miller, Ted R.

PY - 2004/10

Y1 - 2004/10

N2 - The objective of this study was to estimate occupational injury and illness costs per worker across states. Analysis was conducted on injury data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and costs data from workers' compensation records. The following states were at the top of the list for average cost (cost per worker): West Virginia, Alaska, Wyoming, Kentucky, and Mississippi. The following states were at the bottom: South Carolina, Delaware, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. The following variables (and signs on regression coefficients comparing this industry with manufacturing) were important in explaining the variation across states: employment in farming (+), agricultural service, forestry, fishing (+), mining (+), transportation and public utilities (+), wholesale trade (-), and finance, insurance, real estate (-). Southern and especially Western states were disproportionately represented in the high cost per worker list. A significant amount of the variation in cost per worker across states was explained by the composition of industries.

AB - The objective of this study was to estimate occupational injury and illness costs per worker across states. Analysis was conducted on injury data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and costs data from workers' compensation records. The following states were at the top of the list for average cost (cost per worker): West Virginia, Alaska, Wyoming, Kentucky, and Mississippi. The following states were at the bottom: South Carolina, Delaware, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. The following variables (and signs on regression coefficients comparing this industry with manufacturing) were important in explaining the variation across states: employment in farming (+), agricultural service, forestry, fishing (+), mining (+), transportation and public utilities (+), wholesale trade (-), and finance, insurance, real estate (-). Southern and especially Western states were disproportionately represented in the high cost per worker list. A significant amount of the variation in cost per worker across states was explained by the composition of industries.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=5444240098&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=5444240098&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1097/01.jom.0000141659.17062.4b

DO - 10.1097/01.jom.0000141659.17062.4b

M3 - Article

C2 - 15602183

AN - SCOPUS:5444240098

VL - 46

SP - 1084

EP - 1095

JO - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

JF - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

SN - 1076-2752

IS - 10

ER -