Every safety manager has seen it: It-won’t-happen-to-me syndrome. What if you could show workers how likely they are to die from various causes? A new online calculator allows you to do just that.
The site, DeathRiskRankings.com, was developed by researchers and students at Carnegie Mellon University.
It compares mortality risks by gender, age, cause of death and geographic region.
For example, men ages 40-49 are more likely to die from a fall than of eight types of cancer. The No. 1 cause of death among women 20-29 is transportation incidents. For 20-year-old males, 80% of their deaths are from accidents, homicides and suicides.