Workplace injuries and fatalities

| February 6, 2017

Every day, dozens of workers in the United States face a risk of getting injured in the workplace due to various factors such as dangerous objects, electrocution, slippery floors, etc.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a total of 4,836 workers died from a work-related injury in 2015, which is the highest annual figure since 2008. Severe occupational injuries and illnesses, however, saw a decrease from past years, to 94 cases per 10,000 private-sector workers, and were unchanged for state and local government workers.

We’ve pulled together some facts and statistics to outline the dangers posed in the workplace. At SmartSign, we believe it is important to prevent health hazards with permanent messages to reduce expenses and liability, whether you work in a factory, warehouse, construction site, or hospital. Feel free to browse our range of stock and custom OSHA-compliant workplace safety signs to help employers warn and protect workers against danger, in order to reduce accidents.

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