5053.0 Injuries in the Workplace and in the Military

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
The purpose of this session is to highlight the public health impact of occupational injuries. Injuries in various work settings and among military populations will be explored. This session is intended for those interested in learning about perceptions of workplace injuries, use of national data to study injuries, and pressing intentional and unintentional injuries among military veteran and non-veteran personnel.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe how intentional and unintentional injuries impact military veteran and non-veteran populations. 2. Understand perceptions of hospital personal related to use of safety needles and its application to workplace injury prevention. 3. Discuss the issue of slips and falls among restaurant workers, and identify the most salient risk factors for these injuries.
Gordon S. Smith, MD, MPH

8:45 AM
Risk of medically-treated injuries among Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans
Kathleen F. Carlson, MS, PhD, Nina A. Sayer, PhD, Amy A. Gravely, MS and Siamak Noorbaloochi, PhD
9:15 AM
Unsafe misconceptions about the performance of safety-engineered needles
Elayne Kornblatt Phillips, RN, MPH, PhD, Janine C. Jagger, MPH, PhD and Ginger Parker, MBA
9:30 AM
Floor surface, shoe type, floor cleaning and risk of slipping in US limited-service restaurant workers– Preliminary results from a prospective cohort study
Santosh K. Verma, MBBS, MPH, Wen R. Chang, PhD, Theodore K. Courtney, MS, CSP, David A. Lombardi, PhD, Emily Huang, PhD, Melanye J. Brennan, MS, Murray A. Mittleman, DrPH, James Ware, PhD and Melissa J. Perry, ScD

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Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)