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Exposed to other injury at current job

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For sample persons ages 18 and older who were employed in the last two weeks, WEXINJOTH reports whether in the present job, she/he is exposed to other risks of accidents or injuries. "Other" sources of injuries and accidents may include any that are not included in the following categories of risk: persons, powered equipment, non-powered equipment, punctures, slips/falls onto working surface, vehicles, amputation or crushing, animals, drowning, asphyxiation, lacerations, cuts or bruises, elevated falls, unspecified falls, electrical current, explosions, eye injuries, flying objects, lifting objects, and firearms.

This variable was introduced in 1985 as part of a series of variables on occupational safety and health. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1985: Sample persons age 18+ who were employed in the past 2 weeks.


  • 1985