Injuries and illnesses among private industry workers remained relatively unchanged in 2019 when compared to 2018 data, despite there being some changes in industry and occupation statistics. Private industry employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2019, which is unchanged from the 2018 data, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). […]
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), each year, about 20,000 eye injuries occur in the workplace. Not only are eye injuries common on worksites, but they are also some of the most severe accidents that can occur. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), thousands of people suffer partial or […]
Amazon’s reliance on automation, combined with peak season work activity in its warehouses, appears to have hurt more than helped its human workers, judging from injury rates revealed in a recent report. The company’s innovative robotic warehouses – touted by Amazon as being good for human workers – and high-pressure peak business seasons like Amazon […]
Employees who suffer permanent workplace injuries need assistance both returning to work and preventing them from getting hurt again, according to researchers at the University of Washington. The research, which was funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, shows that workers who suffer permanent injuries have difficulty getting and keeping a job […]
Employee injuries cost employers $1 billion a week. Here’s the latest injury cost data.
Employees returning to work following months of COVID-19-related inactivity may face some problems as the heat of the summer season begins to kick in. As states begin to ease their lockdown restrictions, out-of-shape workers required to wear face coverings because of coronavirus concerns will return to jobsites just as temperatures are about to skyrocket. Refresher […]
There are 10 universal actions the National Safety Council says all employers must take to ensure workers are safe from the coronavirus as they return to their jobs following state lock-downs. The NSC’s Safe Actions For Employee Returns (SAFER) task force identified 10 actions employers must consider before re-opening and released playbooks offering in-depth recommendations […]
On April 15, 2020, the Smithfield Foods Sioux Falls, South Dakota, plant became the No. 1 coronavirus hot spot in the U.S. with 761 positive tests. Not the city of Sioux Falls. Not the state of South Dakota. The plant, all by itself. Put another way: On that date, a workplace became the No. 1 […]
As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve, OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have posted guidance on their websites for dealing with the virus.