For decades now, workplace accidents and workplace deaths have been in decline – thanks in large part to the actions of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Despite that good news, almost three million workers suffer injuries on the job in America each year – a rate of three cases per 100 full-time workers.
Now, with the recent uptick in employment numbers comes news that workplace accident rates are rising in some industries – the first such rise recorded in years.
Particularly noteworthy has been the sharp increase in construction worker injuries in the past year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting a jump of 27% in the number of fatal workplace injuries among those workers.
So just what are the most common workplace injuries? Continue reading “Workplace Accidents on the Rise” »