New six-year study of serious injuries and fatalities by ISN spotlights unique risks to workers in transportation, oil and gas, manufacturing, mining and utilities industries.
New OSHA initiative to reduce and prevent workplace falls — a leading cause of workplace fatalities — aligns enforcement, outreach efforts to protect workers.
For its new report, ISN analyzed more than 20,000 serious injuries and fatalities in the workplace from 2017-2021.
Despite efforts to reduce injury and death on the job, workplace fatalities increased in 2021, with more than 5,000 workers dying.
When it comes to non-fatal workplace injuries Vermont has the highest rate in the U.S., but Wyoming has the most fatal injuries, according to a NiceRx report.
The leading cause of SIFs over the last three years was contact with an object or equipment, according to ISN’s latest Serious Injuries and Fatalities White Paper.
Despite the reported decline in fatal work injuries, a worker still lost their life due to a work-related injury every two hours in 2020.
Survey results help industry understand why worker injuries and fatalities occur each year from shock despite an electrical code being in place.
A new white paper from the Campbell Institute helps employers put serious injury and fatality prevention programs in place.
A new Autodesk and AGC grant program will help address the construction industry’s need for better-fitting personal protective equipment (PPE) for women working at heights.
The National Safety Council’s “Work To Zero” initiative educates safety professionals about the potential that technology has to eliminate workplace fatalities and serious injuries.
A global survey on electrical safety awareness by Littlefuse found that many facilities fail to conduct arc-flash hazard assessments, exposing workers to dangerous conditions.
Despite a notable reduction in total workplace injuries, worker fatalities are at an eight-year high, with 5,190 people dying in 2016.
At the start of 2015, employers will be required to report all work-related fatalities within eight hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident.
OSHA finds two willful and four serious safety violations at Blaine, KS, work site.
In addition to the new reporting requirements, OSHA has also updated the list of industries that, due to lower occupational injury and illness rates, are exempt from the requirement to routinely keep injury and illness records.
U.S. Labor Department launches its annual summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities.
More than one million workers expected to “Stand-Down” for OSHA fall safety initiative.
The stand-down is part of OSHA’s ongoing Fall Prevention Campaign, which was started in 2012 and was developed in partnership with NIOSH.
OSHA is concerned about the alarming increase in preventable injuries and fatalities at communication tower worksites. In 2013, 13 fatalities occurred in this industry, more than in the previous two years combined. This disturbing trend appears to be continuing, with four worker deaths occurring in the first five weeks of 2014.
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