More than 40 years ago — before OSHA was created — an estimated 14,000 workers were killed on the job every year. Today, workplaces are much safer and healthier — going from 38 fatal injuries a day to 12 … but there is still much work to be done.
There were nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2014, according to the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Additionally, each year, the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts report offers a glimpse into what’s really happening around the workplace and beyond. To learn more about purchasing the newest report, click here.
Here are a few highlights from injury reporting experts.