Category Archives: Statistics

by Whitney Martin Russ Lazzell had been with FreightCar America, Inc. less than 6 months when he decided to do an Employee Safety Perception Survey. He was the first Director of Safety the company had hired (previously, safety was managed … Continue reading

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OSHA issued a proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The announcement follows the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ release of its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which estimates that three … Continue reading

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National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2012 – Preliminary Results The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the preliminary total of 4,383 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States for 2012. This number is down from a revised … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles Statistically, new workers are at an increased risk of injuries and temporary workers are often new to a job site several times a year.  Also, temporary workers are often placed in jobs that others don’t want.  Based … Continue reading

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Goal is to improve tracking of federal workplace injuries, illnesses OSHA issued a final rule that will require all federal agencies to submit their OSHA-required injury and illness data to the Bureau of Labor Statistics every year. This data will … Continue reading

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by Jonathan Brown With April being designated as Recognizing Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we wanted to focus on tools and tactics available to help reduce distracted driving among your drivers.  Driver distractions are a factor in auto crashes and were … Continue reading

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Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries have been released. Findings show that the number of fatal work injuries in 2011 was slightly lower than final results from 2010. Last year, 4,609 workers … Continue reading

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Late last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the preliminary National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2010 showing little change from 2009 final results.   A preliminary total of 4,547 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States … Continue reading

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In fiscal 2009, Federal OSHA conducted 797 fatality inspections, down from 936 the previous year. The year before that, the agency performed 1,043 fatality inspections; the year before that, 1,081; and the year before that, 1,114. The percentage of violations … Continue reading

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January 26th, 2010 Yesterday the U.S. Department of Labor made six datasets publicly available.  The datasets released include information from the OSHA, which will make it possible for anyone in the public to track injury statistics in the American workplace.  … Continue reading

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