The Work-RISQS data query functionality is currently unavailable. The site is undergoing major redesign which is expected to be completed in late 2013 or early 2014. Work-RISQS Technical Info and Resources will remain available while site revisions are made.
Work-RISQS provides a web-based public access query system
for obtaining national estimates (number
of cases) and rates (number of cases per hours
worked) for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses treated in U.S. hospital
emergency departments. Users may interactively query based on demographic characteristics,
nature of injury/illness, and incident circumstances for the years 1998, 1999, and
2000. Additional data-years will be added in future updates.
Work-RISQS is limited to work-related injuries
and illnesses treated in emergency departments; and Work-RISQS does not include
cases that were treated in other medical venues. These data provide an important
view of the occupational injury burden in America and complement other
national data systems.
Work-RISQS data are collected in partnership
with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission through an occupational supplement
to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS-Work) by using a national
probability sample of U.S. hospitals.