Study Examines Suicide In The Workplace.

The CBS News (3/18, Firger) website reports that a study published online March 16 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine compares “suicide rates in the workplace to those outside the job,” finding that “between 2003 and 2010, 1,719 people in the US committed suicide at work.” In that same time frame, “a total of 207,500 committed suicide outside the workplace.”

Newsweek (3/17, Kutner) reported that investigators “with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, used federal occupational injury databases to determine the rate at which people died by suicide while at their places of work, between 2003 and 2010.”

Related Links:

— “Suicide in the workplace: Which professions are high risk?,”Jessica Firger, The CBS News, March 17, 2015.

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