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OSH-6 Reduce work-related assaults

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

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 Product 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: 
No
Measure: 
per 10,000
Baseline (Year): 
8.4 (2007)
Target: 
7.6
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of emergency department treated injuries and illnesses among workers aged 15 years and older attributed to assaults and violent acts by person(s) (BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) code 61) (see Comments)

Denominator: 

Average annual hours at work for workers aged 15 years and older

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    [DENOMINATOR:]

    From the 2007 Current Population Survey - Labor Force Questionnaire:

    WORK

    (THE WEEK BEFORE LAST/LAST WEEK), did (name/you) do ANY work for (pay/either pay or profit)?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Retired
    4. Disabled
    5. Unable to work

    BUS1

    ((THE WEEK BEFORE LAST/LAST WEEK), did (name/you) do any unpaid work in the family business or farm??

    1. Yes
    2. No

    HRUSL1

    (How many hours per week (do/does) (name/you) USUALLY work at (your/his/her) (job?/ main job?)

    1. Enter number of hours (00-99) Hours each week
    2. (V) Hours vary each week

    HRUSL2

    How many hours per week (do/does) (you/he/she) USUALLY work at (your/his/her) other (job/ jobs)?

    1. Enter number of hours (00-99) Hours each week
    2. (V) Hours vary each week

    HROT1

    (THE WEEK BEFORE LAST/LAST WEEK), did (name/you) work any overtime or extra hours (at(his/her) MAIN job that / that)(you/he/she) (do/does) not usually work?

    1. Yes
    2. No

    HROT2

    How many ADDITIONAL hours did (you/he/she) work?

    Enter number of hours

    HRACT1

    (LAST WEEK/THE WEEK BEFORE LAST), how many hours did ( you/he/she) ACTUALLY work at (your/his/her) (job?/MAIN job?)?

    Enter number of hours
    (00 - 99)

    HRACT2

    (THE WEEK BEFORE LAST/LAST WEEK), how many hours did ( you/he/she) ACTUALLY work at (your/his/her) other (job/ jobs?)?

    Enter number of hours
    (00 - 99)

Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

    An estimated 121,000 workers were treated in hospital emergency departments for work-related assaults in 2007. Work-related assaults can occur in any job setting, but are especially common in jobs that involve interaction with the public. Most work-related violence is associated with crime, such as robbery, and violence from clients, customers, or patients. Workplaces factors can be modified to reduce or eliminate work-related assaults.

    A revised OIICS system will be used for 2011 data. Although there will be changes in the OIICS numbering system and structure, it is anticipated that comparable data will be available in 2011 and later.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020: 
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 20-6, which tracked work-related assaults using data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey. This objective tracks emergency department visits for work-related assaults using data from the NEISS and CPS. Consequently, the Healthy People 2010 and 2020 rates are not comparable.

References

Additional resources about the objective

  1. NIOSH. Workplace violence prevention strategies and research needs. Cincinnati, OH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. NIOSH (DHHS) Pub. No. 2006-144.