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January 1989, Vol. 112, No. 1
Profiles in safety and health: occupational risks of meatpacking
M. Personick and K. Taylor-Shirley
Economist, Division of Safety and Health Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Injury and illness rates in manufacturing are above the average for the total economy; within the manufacturing sector, some individual industry rates, such as those in meatpacking, are two or three times the all-manufacturing average. This article covering the meatpacking industry is the first in a BLS series focusing on specific industries experiencing a high incidence of injuries and illnesses.
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