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OSHA Trade Release
March 26, 2004
Contact: Al Belsky
on the 2002 Lost-Worktime Injuries and Illness Data
WASHINGTON -- Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health John Henshaw today released the following statement regarding the characteristics of Lost-Worktime Injuries and Illnesses in 2002 released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):
"The report from BLS helps us position our outreach and enforcement resources where they will have the most benefit for workers and employers.
"We continue to focus on occupations and workplaces where injuries and illnesses remain high, including construction, manufacturing and nursing. We are also making good progress in addressing musculoskeletal disorders, moving forward with Secretary Chao's comprehensive approach on ergonomics.
"We are pleased with the advances we're making, but too many workers are still being injured on the job. Our goal is to make it possible for all workers to go home safe and healthy every day."
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