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According to figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, work-related fatalities claimed 4,547 lives in 2010, compared with 4,551 fatal work injuries in 2009.
OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have developed new guidance, Nail Gun Safety – A Guide for Construction Contractors*, to help construction employers and workers prevent work-related nail gun injuries.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has placed Dennis Creg Yonts' Mine No. 2 in Letcher County, Ky., operated by Vision Coal, on potential pattern of violations status based on data gathered during agency audits.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced yesterday that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers declined in 2010 to a rate of 3.5 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, down from a total case rate of 3.6 in 2009.
In the US, 70-80% of teens work. As the fourth leading cause of death in youth ages 10-19, work-related injuries are an important preventable cause of death and disability in teens.
Nearly all construction workers will experience one or more work-related injuries or illnesses over a lifetime plus a greater risk of premature death, according to new data released at the American Public Health Association’s 139th Annual Meeting, held last week in Washington, DC.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has released detailed data on nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work in 2010.
OSHA is encouraging major retail employers to take precautions to prevent worker injuries during Black Friday and other major sales events during the upcoming holiday season.
OSHA has cited Robinson Drilling of Texas Ltd. for eight serious, four repeat and 11 other-than-serious safety and health violations following the death of two workers at the company's work site near Lamesa, TX.
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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