Category Archives: Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention

U.S. to Post Employer Data About Workplace Injuries, Illnesses

May 12, 2016
A new federal regulation issued on Wednesday will reveal publicly the workplace injuries and illnesses employers have typically logged for their private use, triggering a clash with business groups that say the data could be misconstrued and exploited by unions and plaintiffs’ lawyers. The rule is the culmination of a long-running debate between workplace-safety regulators and businesses who ha

Safety Training is Saving Lives, but Four Industries Remain High Risk

Apr 03, 2016
  OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) estimates that, prior to its inception in 1971, some 14,000 workers were killed on the job each year.  Though the most recent accident statistics are not yet complete, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show just 4,679 workplace deaths in 2014, up a little from 2012 (4,628) and 2013 (4,693), but down by more than 1,000 s

Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Pays

Feb 03, 2016
Each day, 12 workers die at their job while another 10,000 workers suffer serious job-related injuries. Even looking at these astounding figures, employers can prevent these events from happening at their worksite. With a comprehensive program incorporating the employers and employees, the risk of injury and illness can be nearly eliminated. That’s what our I2P2: Injury and Illness Prevention Pr