Workplace injuries and illnesses are undercounted, and the United States needs a more robust occupational safety and health surveillance system, a panel of experts concluded in a recently issued report.
Washington is one of the safest places for worker safety and health, the state’s Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) stated Dec. 21, 2018, pointing to recently released workplace fatality figures for 2017.
In yesterday’s EHS Daily Advisor, we took a look at some of the findings from the latest national Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) from the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), released on December 18, 2018. Today we’re reviewing some other key findings of the report, including the effect of overdoses and which […]
The federal government has long tracked both fatal and nonfatal workplace injuries. The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has compiled and released a national Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) since 1992. Today and tomorrow, we’ll review key findings in the latest report.
As thousands enter the workforce, there were 43 fewer workplace fatalities in 2017 than the previous year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2017 (CFOI) report. The fatal injury rate also decreased from 3.6% in 2016 to 3.5% in 2017.
When you hear of workplace injuries, what industries and occupations come to mind? Most would assume anything construction related, as well as public service (i.e. police and firefighters). However, a new report from Paychex is offering some startling revelations into workplace injuries.
There is a concern in the environmental and safety industries that a dearth of qualified employees is expected because many workers currently employed in the industry are approaching retirement and that fewer younger people are seeking degrees in areas that would lead them to jobs as EHS professionals. In today’s article we will take a […]
Workplace fatalities may be up nationwide, but California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) released preliminary statistics for the state that show a 16 percent decline in workplace deaths from 2013 to 2014. While DIR Director Christine Baker called the downward trend encouraging, she emphasized the need for employers to continue their commitment to workplace safety. […]
BLS and Green Jobs The BLS green jobs definition contains 2 components. Green jobs are either: Jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources; or Jobs in which workers’ duties involve making their establishment’s production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources. Green Goods […]
Some groups of workers are at higher risk of work-related death than others. Do you have any of these high-risk groups in your workplace? And if you do, what are the best strategies for keeping them safe?