Increased Fatalities Highlight Need for Heightened Safety on the Jobsite

Monday, November 2, 2015

OSHA recently reported that preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries show that the rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was unchanged from 2013, at about 3 per 100,000 full-time workers, but the total number of fatalities grew, reflecting an overall increase in employment. The report specifically noted that the number of fatalities grew in the construction industry. US Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez issued a statement on the BLS report. More detailed information will be available at the end of this quarter. For the LBM sector, 2013 data showed a reduction on overall injuries from 2012, after a slight increase from 2011. LBMDA will analyze the 2014 data on the LBM sector when made available.

NLBMDA 11/2/2015

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