The impact of safety regulations on the incidence of upper-extremity power saw injuries in the United States Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Purpose Over 50,000 power saw-related injuries occur annually in the United States. Numerous safety measures have been implemented to protect the users of these tools. This study was designed to determine which interventions, if any, have had a positive impact on the safety of the consumer or laborer. Methods We queried the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System database for hand and upper-extremity injuries attributed to power saws from 1997 to 2014. Demographic information including age, sex, date of injury …

publication date

  • April 30, 2017