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- At least 4,383 deaths from sudden traumatic injuries in 2012 - a preliminary figure that is likely to increase when final data is released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Tens of thousands of workers who die each year from long-term occupational illnesses. One estimate puts the toll at 53,000 deaths annually - costing the U.S. economy $45.5 billion a year.
This year’s report includes:
- Death on the job: How big is the problem? surveys the range of illnesses and injuries that take the lives of American workers. It highlights the high rates of fatalities faced by particular vulnerable populations, including immigrant, Latino, temporary and young workers.
- Case studies of seven workers who lost their lives in U.S. workplaces in 2013 and 2014. These tragic deaths, which occurred on a farm, a factory, a film set, a hospital and other workplaces, illustrate the range of hazards that confront American workers.
- Silica Dust: A silent killer affecting millions, including the most vulnerable workers in America. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates that 688 lives can be saved every year by reducing workplace exposure to silica dust.
- Recommendations by National COSH to reduce workplace hazards, including specific actions to be taken by employers, OSHA and Congress.
Learn more with these links:
- Download the report here (pdf).
- Browse safety signs and labels at ComplianceSigns.com.
- Visit the NCOSH website for fact sheets, training tools and more.