June is National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council (NSC) is marking the occasion by focusing on workplace safety education and awareness. The most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is from 2020, and the NSC’s analysis of the numbers indicates that workplace injuries are on the rise.
In 2020, nonfatal injuries that required medical consult in the workplace totaled 4 million, and there were over 4,1000 workplace fatalities due to injury. Construction, transportation, and agriculture were the industry sectors with the largest numbers of preventable fatal injuries. Total work injury costs totaled $163.9 billion in 2020 with work days lost due to work-related injuries reaching 99 million. These costs include wage and productivity losses, medical expenses, administrative expenses, motor-vehicle property damage, and employer costs.
The NSC has made a variety of resources available for download at no charge addressing a number of workplace safety considerations. Visit the link below for more information.
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Make it a safe day!
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