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EMPLOYER-REPORTED WORKPLACE INJURIES AND ILLNESSES – 2013

With 2014 behind us and 2015 ahead, this is a good time to review your company's safety key performance indicators in order to implement program improvements. For the year 2013 (most recent publication at time of blog publication), private industry employers reported just over 3 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses in the workplace. This resulted in an incidence rate of 3.3 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, as reported in the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Monitoring and continual improvement of safety training and safety program goals are an ongoing process to ensure employee injury and illness incidence rates improve year after year. A good benchmark for safety goals is the Survey of Occupation Injuries and Illness.
Topics: Safety Resources

Safety Check by Facebook

What Is Safety Check The Facebook team has created a simple to use tool that allows users to connect with their network during a crisis. When Will It Be Used When a natural disaster or crisis occurs it's common for people and companies to turn to the internet to check on loved ones and employees. With 3.2 billion subscribers, Facebook is a popular choice for such information.
Topics: News and Regulatory Alerts Safety Resources

Fatal Injury Trends in the Workplace, 1992–2011

In April of this year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a summary of fatal injury statistics with data collected from 1992 to 2011. The goal of the fatal injury summary is to better understand fatal injury trends in the workplace.
Topics: News and Regulatory Alerts Safety Resources

Mobile Apps for Safety Professionals

Mobile Apps for Safety It is estimated there were 102 billion mobile app downloads in 2013. That number is almost double the number of downloads in 2012. Free apps counted for over 90 percent of the total downloads. No doubt Candy Crush was a good chunk of the 90 percent. However, there are noteworthy apps in the free download category that can be helpful safety resources. Below are links for two such apps.
Topics: Mobile Apps Safety Resources