Serious Workplace Injuries Jump 7.5% From 2021
For Construction Pros
November 10, 2023
The National COSH highlights an increase in serious workplace injuries and illnesses in 2022 based on BLS data, noting the pressing need for comprehensive safety reforms.
The report identifies industries with the highest injury rates over 2020-2022, emphasizing the importance of worker-centered safety solutions to prevent such occurrences.
Shortcomings in data collection and underreporting by employers affect the real magnitude of workplace injuries and illnesses, raising concerns about the need for effective injury prevention.
Addressing the failing workers' compensation system, National COSH advocates for proactive measures, prioritizing hazard elimination through system-wide changes over individual-focused approaches, alongside the importance of health and safety committees to document, address, and resolve workplace hazards.