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Workplace Safety By The Numbers

Workplace Safety by the Numbers 1912 First Cooperative Safety Congress - included representatives of industry, government, insurance, and others In 2012 Nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers Half of the 3 million injuries and illnesses required time off, job transfer or restriction 2.8 million were injuries 2.1 million injuries occurred in service providing industries 0.2 were illnesses 792,700 injury and illnesses reported for state and local government employees in 2012 Hazardous substances kill around 438,000 workers annually Workplace fatalities in the US dropped 5% from 2012 to 2013 (3.4 deaths per 100,000 workers in 2012, to 3.2 deaths per 100,000 workers in 2013) RIP Injuries caused by lifting, pushing, pulling, holding and carrying cost businesses $12.75 billion per year These injuries account for 36% of workplace injuries 10% 25% of skin cancers are attributable to workplace exposures to hazardous substances of workplace injuries are from slips, trips, and falls 60,000,000 days are lost by workers injured on the job Total cost of workplace injuries in 2012 $198.2 billion A comprehensive workplace safety program can decrease the likelihood of a workplace injury by 50% Тоp 10 Injuries (Causes) Overexertion Falls (from same level) Bodily Reaction Falls (to lower level) Struck by Struck Against Repetitive Motion Highway Incident Caught In Assault, violent acts SOURCES: http://www.bls. death_statistics/Documents/InjuryFactsHighlights.pdf Prudential verall Supply

Workplace Safety By The Numbers

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Workplace safety is essential for any business, and having employees that are safe allows your organization to run more effectively.


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