The National Petroleum Refiners Association (NPRA) reports a 7% reduction in workplace injury and illness incidence rates for refineries in 1993, and a 21 % decrease for petrochemical plants. NPRA, a trade organization composed of nearly all U.S. petroleum refiners and petrochemical manufacturers, released the results of its annual survey of occupational injuries and illnesses for 1993. The report summarizes data from 135 of the 162 U.S. member refineries, and 117 of the 172 U.S. member petrochemical plants. Overall response rate was 75% (Table 1). INCIDENCE RATES Refiners reported 2,773 total recordable cases for 134,987,83...

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