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June 27, 2014

Which States Are Safest To Work In? WorldHub Ranks Them All.

Safety First Carelessness Equals JoblessnessWhether its searching for a new career opportunity or pre-meeting discussion among co-workers, workplace safety is a constantly evolving topic in and out of the workplace.  A recent article published by WalletHub attempts to help paint a better picture of how U.S states compare when it comes to safety in the workplace and other areas.

The article “2014’s Safest States to Live In" ranks each state and the District of Columbia in categories such as financial safety, driving safety, workplace safety, natural disasters and home/community safety. Each category is calculated based on varied data points, which are in turn given a numeral weight. In the workplace safety category, WordHub analyzed statistics such as:

  • Fatal Occupational Injuries per Total Employees
  • Injury and Illness Rate per 10,000 Full-Time Workers
  • Median Days Lost because of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
  • Employer Health Insurance Coverage Rates
Overall, Massachusetts ranked as the safest state, followed by New Hampshire, Minnesota, Hawaii and the District of Columbia. New Hampshire took the top spot when it came to workplace safety. Utah, Rhode Island, Minnesota and Massachusetts rounded out the top 5. Ranking in the bottom half of every category, Oklahoma was branded with the worst workplace safety rank. Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota and New Mexico were all in the bottom five as well.

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