The 2011 numbers are in…and many of them don’t look much different from 2010.
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.
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant regulatory changes to affect workplace health and safety practices in some time
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:
Having worked in both corporate safety and insurance loss control, I am amazed at the disconnect that occurs between these synergistic disciplines. It’s a waste when you consider much these professionals and employers/clients have to gain by learning from each other.
Professional athletes command big salaries because their natural talents and personalities attract fans, sponsors and advertisers. When a pro team signs a free agent or a big name out of college, it produces a revenue-generating wave of excitement.
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.
If you think that protecting the health and safety of a worker is a concept invented in the United States, think again.