Tag Archives: Workplace Injuries

Fatalities Lower in 2017

There were a total of 5,147 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2017. Down slightly from the 5, 190 fatal injuries reported in 2016. Fatal falls were at their highest level in 26 years at 887. Violence … Continue reading

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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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Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety

Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. … Continue reading

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