Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ recent release of its Annual Report on Occupational Injuries and Illnesses for 2015, along with a statement from Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
Private industry employers reported about 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2015, a decrease of about 48,000 from 2014, despite an increase in total hours worked. The rate of cases recorded was 3.0 cases per 100 full-time workers – down from 3.2 in 2014, and was the lowest recorded since at least 2002, when OSHA record keeping requirements were modified. Dr. Michaels noted the encouraging nature of the trend, but also pointed out that there was more work to do to keep workers safe.
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