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The Importance of Safety in the Workplace

The Importance of Safety in the Workplace 2011 NEARLY THIRTEEN A DAY Almost 4,609 Almost awoek workers killed on the job in 2011 a week Falls, Trips & Slips A A A 666 workers were fatally injured from falls, slips or trips. 541 falls to lower levels accounted for in those fatalities 451 of the 541 fatal falls, the height was reported 115 of those 451, one in four occurred after a fall of ten feet or less 118 Another fourth occurred from a fall of over 30 feet. Struck by object or equipment A Workers were fatally injured after 472 being stuck by objects or equipment Fatal Occupational Injuries BY EVENT - 2011 of those workers were struck by 219 falling objects or equipment Struck by object or equipment Falls to lower levels of those workers were struck by 192 powered vehicles or mobile equip- ment not in nomal operation Exposure to harmful substances or environments Homicides Fires and explosions A Roadway incidents 152 154 721 multiple fatality incidents construction related deaths occurred out of 4.114 private industry fatalities. Leading Cause of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, electro- cution, struck by object, and caught in between. fatalities occurred in the private sector mining industry. 71% of those fatalities were in the oil (where more than one worker died) in which 354 workers died and gas industry 2011 2 Top OSHA Violations 0 0 2011 top cited violations almost mirror 2010's top vidlations with 2012 trending in the same manner OSHA publishes this list to alert employers so they can take steps to find and fbx hazards addressed in this list and other standards before OSHA shows up. 1. Scaffolding - 1926.451 (C) 2. Fall Protection - 1926.501 (C) Falls are among the most common causes of serious Workers injured on the job from exposure to hazardous energy lose an average of 24 workdays for recuperation. work-related injuries & deaths. 3. Hazard Communication - 1910.1200 Learn how to prevent falls here index html 4. Respiratory Protection - 1910-134 Learn more on the control of hazardous energy here www.osha. gov/SLTC/controlhaza rdousenergyindex.html 5. Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout/Tagout - 1910.147 6. Electrical, Wiring Methods - 1910.305 7. Powered Industrial Trucks - 1910.178 Workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, abrasions, and over 800 deaths. 8. Ladders - 1926.1053 (C) 9. Electrical, General Requirements - 1910.303 10. Machine Guarding - 1910.212 Learn how to recognize and control common amputation hazards here guarding/index.html **(C) Construction Standard $170 Billion Businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses - expenditures that came straight out of company profits. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 was signed into law by President Richard Nixon. Established in April 1971. in the four decades since... 65% Workplace fatalities have been reduced by more than 65% 67% Reported injury and illness rates have dropped 67% All while at the same time, U.S. employment has doubled Since 1970, more than 75,000 lives have been saved and millions of injuries and illnesses have been prevented through effective occupational safety and health management systems Sources U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012 Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012 %24 (%24

The Importance of Safety in the Workplace

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Workplace safety is a concern to employers and employees alike. The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), under the guidance of the U.S. De...


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