Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the National Safety Council’s recent release of the latest edition of its Injury Facts analysis, which found that women are disproportionately impacted by certain safety issues, most notably nonfatal workplace violence.
The report found that females account for 70% of all assault-related injuries involving days away from work – the number of women who incurred such injuries at work in 2017 was 12,820, a 60% increase since 2011. By contrast, 5,530 men had assault-related injuries at work in 2017. Women also experience a disproportionate number of various nonfatal injuries and illnesses across certain sectors, including Healthcare (80%), Education (61%), and Management, business and financial (60%). The NSC noted that the data indicates employers can be doing more to protect women in the workplace.
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