The survey is based on the Council's Employer Perception Surveys. Other key survey findings include:
- 49% of temporary and contract workers, and 41% of employees working in healthcare settings, said they were afraid to report safety issues.
- 62% of construction workers, and those in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, believe management does only the minimum required by law to keep employees safe.
- 61% of employees in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting industry say there is resistance to working safely among employees.
The number of workplace deaths in 2014 was as high as it has been since 2008, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. More than 4,800 workers died from incidents such as car crashes, contact with objects or equipment, exposure to harmful substances, and slips, trips and falls.