April 29, 2016
The rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses—the number of cases per 100 full-time workers—has declined over the past several decades. In 1976, the rate was 9.2 cases per 100 full-time workers; by 2014, that figure had fallen to 3.2 cases per 100 full-time workers.read full article »
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April 28, 2016
Workers' Memorial Day, observed each year on April 28, honors workers killed, injured, or made ill at work. In 2014, 4,821 workers in the United States died from an injury suffered at work, the highest figure since 2008. A worker died every 2 hours in the United States from a workplace injury in 2014.
April 27, 2016
Instead of just falling snow and sleet, winter weather forecasts could also call for falling workers. While warmer weather has arrived, some workers are still feeling the effects of winter. In 2014, there were 42,480 workplace injuries and illnesses involving ice, sleet, or snow that required at least one day away from work to recuperate. These resulted from falls, slips or trips; overexertion and bodily reaction; transportation incidents; and contact with objects and equipment
April 26, 2016
From 2003 through 2014, fatal work injuries in the private construction industry declined by 21 percent. A total of 1,131 workplace deaths were recorded in construction in 2003, compared with 899 in 2014. Even as fatalities in private construction have decreased, falls have accounted for an increasing percentage of the deaths at work in the industry. In 2003, 32 percent of all fatal work injuries in the industry resulted from falls, compared with 40 percent in 2014.
April 25, 2016
In 2014, workers in hospitals sustained an estimated 294,000 nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses. Counts and rates of nonfatal injuries and illnesses have been on a downward trend across all industries.
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