Yearly Archives: 2019

Work-related Fatality Rate Increased 2% in 2018

There were 5,250 work-related fatalities reported in 2018, a 2 percent increase compared to 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The fatality rate remained unchanged at 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. Among key findings: Transportation incidents remained the most frequent type of fatal event, with 2,080 deaths accounting for 40 percent […]

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New Employees Who Get Injured More Likely to Have Recurrences

A study at an academic medical center found that employees who experienced a work-related injury within their six months of employment were more than twice as likely to have three or more lost-time injuries for the duration of their tenure. Findings from the study, Do Work-Related Lost-Time Injuries Sustained Early in Employment Predict Multiple Lost-Time […]

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Summer 2019

Everyone has an obligation to help ensure healthy and safe workplaces. But to understand ways in which employers are considered responsible for protecting gig workers, it’s important to first define the employment relationship, which is a moving target. Other topics include flu prevention, regulatory updates and health promotion programs

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