Accession Number:

ADA199856

Title:

Epidemiologic Research on Occupational Illness and Injury in the National Ocean Service Wage Marine Work Force

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-14

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

In the mid-1980s, the Public Health Service developed the Occupational Illness and Injury Contingency Management Process OPTICOMAP to ensure the coordination of care and management of each case of occupational illness or injury. Before implementing OPTICOMAP, information from a previous year is needed to provide baseline data for evaluating the effectiveness of OPTICOMAP in helping occupationally injured or ill workers return to work and in reducing the high costs for medical care, compensation, and disability. The purpose of this study was 1 to identify occupational illnesses and injuries that occurred in 1986 in the Atlantic and Pacific basins, National Ocean Service, Office of Marine Operations, and 2 to present an overview of illness or injury incidence by contributing factors in each basin.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE