Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Workplace-Injuries articles below.
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.
Consider these simple safety habits to prevent facilities workers from experiencing workplace injury.
Despite a notable reduction in total workplace injuries, worker fatalities are at an eight-year high, with 5,190 people dying in 2016.
Workplaces are getting safer, but the cost of the most serious workplace injuries is rising, costing U.S. companies over $1 billion per week, according to the 2018 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index.
Each day, about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment, but 90 percent of these accidents could be avoided by wearing eye protection.
OSHA is seeking information on the safe access and egress of vessels, buildings, and other structures in shipyard employment; use of fall and falling object protection; and erection, use, and dismantling of scaffolding systems.
Workers suffering sprains and strains average 57 days away from work, according to Travelers’ new Injury Impact Report.
Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division will work with the Department of Labor and U.S. attorneys for broader look at environmental and workplace safety crimes.
Dr. David Michaels says, "In 2013, approximately three million private sector workers in America experienced a serious injury or illness on the job. However, we are encouraged that these rates continue to decline."
OSHA extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses.
The Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses is used to classify work-related injuries and illnesses and to note the extent and severity of each case.
This app for the iPad and iPhone was designed to calculate the risk associated with manual material handling tasks.
The free Halloween themed online game takes players through a variety of workplaces and risks to illustrate how to work safely and avoid becoming a zombie.
BLS announced that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers declined in 2009 to a rate of 3.6 cases per 100 equivalent full time workers, down from a total case rate of 3.9 in 2008.
According to the BLS, the number of reported nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases that required days away from work to recuperate decreased by 9% in 2009 for private industry, state, and local government. (Note, this number reflects a decrease in construction and overall employment.)
New report from the GAO confirms that Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA statistics do not reflect the real risk employees face from workplace hazards.