Suzanne M Marsh

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BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that older farmers and farm workers have been identified at high risk for farm fatalities, most notably involving tractor overturns. Older farmers also incur more severe non-fatal injuries. METHODS Data from two national surveillance systems are presented to describe fatal and non-fatal injuries occurring to older(More)
BACKGROUND Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics serve as primary providers of urgent medical care and are integral components in disaster response. They are at risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries during these activities. OBJECTIVES To describe fatal and nonfatal injuries occurring to EMTs and paramedics. METHODS We analyzed data from the(More)
BACKGROUND Research suggests Hispanic workers underreport injuries/illnesses to their employer. METHODS The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-occupational supplement was used to conduct a follow-back study of workers treated in emergency departments (EDs) from June 2012 through December 2013. RESULTS An estimated 448,000 (95%CI(More)
OBJECTIVE Researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) share detailed methodologies from conducting two follow-back studies initiated in 2010 that were designed to assess whether workers reported their injuries and illnesses to their employers and to identify worker incentives and disincentives for reporting(More)
OBJECTIVES Firefighters regularly respond to hazardous situations that put them at risk for fatal occupational injuries. Traumatic occupational fatality surveillance is a foundation for understanding the problem and developing prevention strategies. We assessed four surveillance systems for their utility in characterizing firefighter fatalities and(More)
BACKGROUND Per a Congressional directive and funding, this study describes worker and workplace characteristics of emergency department (ED) patients who reported their injury/illness to their employer. The study also responds to Congress's request to enumerate injured/ill self-employed workers and workers with chronic conditions. METHODS We conducted a(More)
BACKGROUND Occupational status, a core component of socioeconomic status, plays a critical role in the well-being of U.S. workers. Identifying work-related disparities can help target prevention efforts. METHODS Bureau of Labor Statistics workplace data were used to characterize high-risk occupations and examine relationships between demographic and(More)
With population ageing, service expansion in urogynaecology is a necessity. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of a nurse specialist-led triage clinic as a novel way of outpatient care provision. Review of the patient pathway through the service over a 15-month period demonstrated effective patient management with timely order of(More)
In 2012, the U.S. civilian labor force comprised an estimated 155 million workers. Although employment can contribute positively to a worker's physical and psychological health, each year, many U.S. workers are fatally injured at work. In 2011, a total of 4,700 U.S. workers died from occupational injuries. Workplace deaths are estimated to cost the U.S.(More)
BACKGROUND This paper describes trends of occupational machine-related fatalities from 1992-2010. We examine temporal patterns by worker demographics, machine types (e.g., stationary, mobile), and industries. METHODS We analyzed fatalities from Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to the National Institute(More)