Safety and OSHA News

Serious injuries down, but workers stay out longer

Federal government figures show employees suffered fewer serious injuries in the workplace in 2012 compared to 2011, but they stayed out of work longer because of these injuries. [Read more…]

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Workplace fatalities decreased in 2012

After two years of increases, the government reports workplace fatalities decreased in 2012 compared to 2011. [Read more…]

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Labor Dept.: No improvement in injury/illness rates in last year

For the first time in a decade, the rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses did not decrease from one year to the next. The question is: Why? [Read more…]

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Workplace deaths decreased in 2011 … or did they?

Preliminary numbers from the federal government show the number of workers who died on the job in 2011 declined from the year before. But the report comes with a big asterisk. [Read more…]

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Survey: Only 54% of occupational injuries covered by workers’ comp

It’s been suggested that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) under-counts the number of workplace injuries each year, and that looking at how many workers’ comp claims are filed would provide a better measure of occupational injuries. But what if workers aren’t filing for comp benefits? [Read more…]

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Revised stats: Workplace deaths in U.S. increase

It’s official: More workers died in the U.S. in 2010 than in 2009. [Read more…]

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How safety is saving money for U.S. businesses: New injury stats

The latest statistics on workplace injuries and illnesses contain good news for U.S. workers and their employers, particularly in these challenging economic times.  [Read more…]

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Top 10 jobs with high death rates

Just how dangerous are the jobs at your company? [Read more…]

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Worker deaths up — in this economy?

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Attention, those who believe that OSHA has gone overboard with its workplace safety regulations: You’ve got one less fact to support your argument. When all is said and done, the final count of worker fatalities in 2010 will be higher than in 2009. [Read more…]

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Workplace deaths reach all-time low

The federal government has reported the smallest annual total of workplace deaths since the census of occupational injuries was started. [Read more…]

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