According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4,679 fatal workplace incidents in 2014 which is a 2% increase over 2013 data. The next Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) report is scheduled to be released in the late Spring of 2016.
- 9% higher fatal work injury risk in private goods-producing industries when compared to services-producing industries
- There was a 10% increase in Falls, Slips and Trips in 2014.
- For workers aged 55 and older, fatal work injuries increased over 9% in 2014. The highest count on record.
- Self-employed workers had a 10% fatal work injury increase in 2014.
These are just a few of the statistics available in the report.
Do you employ workers age 55 and older? Are you self employed? Has there ever been a fall, slip or trip at your business? Educate yourself on the statistics, risks, and modify your safety plan to reduce those numbers!