Category Archives: Days away from work

Nonfatal injury and illness rate

US employees decreased slightly in 2016 as did the rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work. 2.9 cases per 100 full-time workers in 2016, compared to 3.0 in 2015. Approximately 2.9 million nonfatal injuries and … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR

As this year 2017 approaches the celebrated Christmas and New Year time, Robin and I want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Looking forward to many visits, laughs and most of all being … Continue reading

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State Fatality Work Injuries

How does your state compare from the previous year? North Carolina had 24 increased fatality work injuries.

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Fatal Work Injuries 2016

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NATIONAL CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES IN 2016

Sad news as the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the fatal work injuries. There were a total of 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2016,      a 7-percent increase from the 4,836 fatal injuries reported … Continue reading

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Hire more Inspectors

Concerned about the pace at which OSHA is hiring new inspectors, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is requesting information on the agency’s staffing levels. In a letter sent on Oct. 4 to Loren Sweatt, OSHA’s acting assistant secretary of labor, DeLauro … Continue reading

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Slips, Trips and Falls

To help prevent slips, trips and falls, among workers: Be mindful of changes in elevation, including stairs, curbs and ramps. Keep cords our of walkways. Clean up spills as soon as possible and use caution signs to warn of wet … Continue reading

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