OSH-2.3 Reduce work-related injuries among adolescent workers aged 15 to 19 years

National Data Source
National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-Work Supplement (NEISS-WORK); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Consumer Prodcut Safety Commission (CDC/NIOSH and CPSC)
Current Population Survey (CPS); U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (Census and DOL/BLS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
per 100 
Baseline (Year)
5.5 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of emergency department treated injuries and illnesses among workers aged 15 to 19 years
Average annual hours at work for workers aged 15 to 19 years
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective


Methodology Notes

Workers 15 to 19 years have high rates of nonfatal work injuries. Work in job types with many injury hazards and lack of job knowledge, training and skills may contribute to this increased risk.

References and More Information

  1. Estes CR, Jackson LL, Castillo DN. Occupational Injuries and Deaths among Younger Workers. MMWR 59(15). April 23, 2007