Document Type

White Paper


University of Maine Bureau of Labor Education

Publication Date

Spring 2008

Publisher location

Orono, Maine

Abstract/ Summary

Every year, many workers in Maine and elsewhere in the United States are injured or killed on the job, or develop work-related illnesses. While most injured workers may have access to Workers’ Compensation benefits, such compensation does not make up for extended and sometimes permanent pain and disability. Clearly it is more sensible for employers and workers to focus on the prevention of occupational accidents, injuries and illnesses than to deal with the consequences after the fact.


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