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Health Risk Calculator - Center for Health, Work & Environment
Prioritizing worker health, safety, and well-being is good for employees and their employers. Our research has found that when employees' health improves, workers' compensation costs go down. Find out how much your organization could save by investing in worker health and safety.
NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Topics: Opioids
The effects of opioid use and misuse are not isolated to work or home environments, and the potential for addiction may be preceded by injuries that happen in the workplace, with the consequences affecting both an individual’s working life as well as their home life.
Oregon Workers' Compensation Division Information for Injured Workers
The page addresses questions and answers regarding on-the-job injuries and lists contacts and resources for employees.
Source: Oregon WCD
Study links severe injuries among overweight, obese workers to higher workers’ comp costs
Study links severe injuries among overweight, obese workers to higher workers’ comp costs.
Adding Inequity to Injury: The costs of failing to protect workers on the job
The failure of many employers to prevent millions of work injuries and illnesses each year, and the failure of the broken workers’ compensation system to ensure that workers do not bear the costs of their injuries and illnesses, are truly adding inequality to injury.
Workers' Compensation Insurance: A Primer for Public Health
The purpose of this document is to help public health researchers and practitioners, particularly those in occupational safety and health, to broaden their understanding of workers’ compensation insurance.
NIOSH Publication No. 2010-152: Use of Workers' Compensation Data for Occupational Injury & Illness Data
The Workers’ Compensation Data Use Workshop was convened to discuss opportunities for collaboration in the analysis of WC data in order to help reduce the risks of occupational injuries and illnesses.