Atlanta, GA – The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released interactive charts and graphs that display summaries of Ohio workers’ compensation injury claims. This effort was conducted in partnership with The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and provides users with the ability to search general causes of injury, no matter the industry.
Data visualization charts, or dashboards, are an interactive way to share information and explore large datasets efficiently. This interactive dashboard contains more than 1.2 million workers’ compensation claims from Ohio, aggregated from 2001 to 2011. Now everyone can create personalized views of charts that display claim counts and rates by general cause of injury. This information can be used to target ergonomic and safety prevention activities by understanding injury trends by year, industry, and diagnosis or cause of injury. Future dashboards will be created with updated information.
Currently, there is no central source for workers’ compensation data in the United States, though each state government collects some claims information for its private industry, state, and local government employers.
These new dashboards show results on claim counts and claim rates from 11 years of Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation claims. The dashboards include:
- dynamic and interactive charts that are user-friendly and easy to read.
- summaries of workers’ compensation claims, both counts and rates, by general cause of injury.
- a detailed look at both the largest industry sectors and smallest industry sectors in the state.
NIOSH established the Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies (CWCS) in order to integrate NIOSH’s traditional research and overall mission aimed at preventing worker injury and illness with workers’ compensation efforts aimed at providing medical care and wage benefits to workers with a work-connected injury or illness. NIOSH is focused on merging injury prevention and injury compensation research in order to put health and safety prevention mechanisms into practice.
To access the charts please visit this page.