Safety and OSHA News

Workplace deaths down overall, but spikes appear in some categories

After a one-time jump of 7% from 2015 to 2016, the number of workplace deaths fell slightly in 2017.

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Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses drop by 45K year to year

Is the glass half empty or half full? The number of workplace nonfatal injuries and illnesses fell from 2016 to 2017 – but not by much.  [Read more…]

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State study finds 2.5 times the number of worker injuries as federal count

Researchers have once again shown that federal counts of workplace injuries don’t show the whole picture – not by a long shot.  [Read more…]

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5,190 worker deaths in 2016, highest since 2008

More U.S. workers were killed on the job in 2016 than in any of the previous seven years.  [Read more…]

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Workplace nonfatal injuries and illnesses drop

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the number and rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses declined from 2015 to 2016.  [Read more…]

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Rate of nonfatal workplace injuries falls in 2015

The rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the U.S. has dropped in 2015 by the biggest amount since 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  [Read more…]

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Which companies under-report injuries? The impact on workplace safety

A new study reveals which size companies and what industries are more likely to under-report worker injuries. The study also points out how this impacts efforts to reduce worker injuries at all sorts of companies.  [Read more…]

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Nonfatal injuries/illnesses down, mostly for less serious cases

New data show mixed results when it comes to reducing workplace injuries and illnesses. The overall numbers are down, but there was little or no decrease in the last year in more serious injury cases.  [Read more…]

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