Accession Number : ADA306905

Title :   The Haddon Matrix: Application to the Prevention of Airborne Injuries,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Amoroso, Paul ; Bell, Nicole

PDF Url : ADA306905

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : In the US, injuries kill more people age 1-34 than all diseases combined and are the leading cause of death up to the age of 44. Injuries also result in more lost working years of life than all forms of cancer and heart disease combined. In the US Army, injuries are the leading cause of hospitalization and outpatient visits. Injured soldiers are a tremendous drain on limited health care resources and have negative impact on combat readiness. For example, during Operation Just Cause, 11% of soldier parachuting into Panama sustained disabling jump injuries. Twice as many more soldiers were rendered ineffective due to the need to care for these injured soldiers. Injury control programs are by necessity multidisciplinary, drawing together the talents of specialists from many scientific fields including medicine, public health, safety, engineering, psychology, physics, sociology, and law. One area which has benefitted tremendously from this approach has been the field of transportation safety. The purpose of this presentation is to show how the same methodology can be applied to militarily relevant hazards. The late Dr William Haddon, Jr. was a pioneer in the field of transportation safety.

Descriptors :   *HAZARDS, *DISEASES, *PARACHUTES, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *PARACHUTE JUMPING, CONTROL, TRANSPORTATION, KILL PROBABILITIES, ARMY PERSONNEL, COMBAT READINESS, AIRBORNE, MEDICINE, PHYSICS, SAFETY, RESOURCES, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, DEATH, PUBLIC HEALTH, PSYCHOLOGY, HEART, SOCIOLOGY, CANCER, PANAMA, ACCIDENTS, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE