Oregon State Study Says Workplace Injuries Rising in Seafood Processing Sector
EAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - March 17, 2017
CORVALLIS, Ore. - A review of workers' compensation claims indicates that workers in Oregon's seafood processing industry are suffering serious injuries at higher rates than the statewide average, and the rate of injuries appears to be on the rise, researchers at Oregon State University have found.
Researchers examined 188 "disabling" claims, or claims from employees who missed work, were hospitalized overnight or whose injuries left them permanently impaired. They found that the average annual rate of claims was 24 per 1,000 workers, Laura Syron, a doctoral student in OSU's College of Public Health ...
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