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OSHA Improvement in Worker Safety

OSHA Worker Safety Improvement of WORKPLACE INJURIES before OSHA was established in 1970 1913 23,000 INDUSTRIAL DEATHS among 38 million US workers - source: Bureau of Labor Statistics KILLED more than 400,000 WORKERS On the Job 1935 1960 in the U.S. from 1935-1960 RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP 20% INCREASE IN WORKPLACE INJURIES 1960's In the FOUR DECADES since the Occupational Safety and Health Act was signed into law, Workplace Deaths & Occupational Injuries have dropped by more than 60% 1970 14,000 Worker Deaths TOTAL WORKEORCE Worker deaths in America are down from around 14,000 in 1970 to 4,400 in 2009, even though the workforce that has DOUBLED in size. TOTAL WORKFORCE 4,400 Worker Deaths Worker 12 10 Injuries 10.9 Incidents per 100 workers in 1972 & Illnesses Total Reported 1995 6.6 Million 2000 5.7 Million 2010 3.7 Million 4 Reduction in Worker Injuries & Ilnesses from 1972 to 2010 <4 Incidents per 100 workers in 2010 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 Important OSHA Standards Contributing to Fewer Workplace Accidents Standard 1910.132 Standard 1910.119 Personal Protective Equipment: States that protective equipment, including clothing, helmets, goggles and other garments must be used when process or environment hazards, chemical hazards, Process Safety Management (PSM): Put in place in 1992 to prevent a major uncontrolled emission, fire or explosion involving highly hazardous chemicals in areas where employees would be exposed to serious harm. OSHA requires companies who use processes that involve 10,000 pounds or more of flammable materials to follow PSM standards. radiological hazards or mechanical irritants can cause bodily harm. OSHA Inspections: Workplace injury claims dropped 9.4% at businesses in the four years following a Standard 1910.147 Lock Out-Tag Out: Safeguards employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. Compliance with the lockout/tagout standard prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50.000 injuries each year, according to OSHA. randomized OSHA inspection, compared with employers who were not inspected. Those same employers also saved an average of 26% on workers GANGER compensation costs. compared to similar companies who were not inspected. CO KOT REKOVE Information provided by OSHA & The Bureau of Labor Statistics 888.326.9244 GRAPHIC PRODUCTS Print your own industrial quality signs & labels! www.GraphicProducts.com 2009 1970

OSHA Improvement in Worker Safety

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OSHA was established in 1970 to provide a set of standards to prevent workplace accidents and deaths.

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