Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show work-related fatal injuries decreased from 4,690 in 2010 to 4,609 in 2011, while private industry employers reported nearly 3 million workplace injuries and illnesses for an incidence rate of 3.5 per 100 workers, unchanged from 2010.
In May I wrote about how chronically high nursing home DART rates landed them on OSHA’s radar. In this edition, I’m looking to see what has come from that new-found attention.
Part 2 of the Keys to a safe & healthy workforce blog series
Whether you’re a full-time safety professional or someone who’s just good at spotting hazardous conditions, the following information should come as no surprise:
About this time two years ago, I was returning from the second of two large concurrent U.S. oil spills. In an earlier post, you read about efforts to prepare the Florida Keys for Deepwater Horizon oil, the first of the two. That spill overshadowed the second – the Enbridge Energy pipeline release.
A preliminary total of 4,609 work-related fatalities, or 3.5 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, occurred in the United States in 2011, according to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
I recently volunteered to work in the concession stand during a Friday night football game at my eldest son’s high school.
Sleep was added as a new topic to Healthy People 2020, the federal government’s third-generation treatise on improving the health of all Americans. Why? As a society, we simply don’t get enough of it.
Work-related stress can kill.
The longer a workers’ compensation claim remains open and the more that painkillers are involved, the more expensive it gets – yet another reason why it is so important to keep employees healthy and intervene early when injuries and illnesses occur.