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CDC study looks at on-the-job injuries among young workers

Safety and health

Washington — A comprehensive public health strategy is needed to protect younger workers, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention researchers say after their recent study showing that the rate of nonfatal on-the-job injuries among 15- to 24-year-olds is between 1.2 and 2.3 times higher than that of the 25-44 age group.

Workplace Injury
Workplace Injury

Analysing data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, researchers found that hospit