California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has posted California’s 2017
occupational injury and illness data on employer-reported injuries. According to the
estimates provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational
Injuries and Illnesses (SOII), California had 466,600 nonfatal occupational injuries in
2017, a number stable from the prior year.
For a century our nation has relied on the workers' compensation system to provide for workers injured on the job while making sure that each employer picks up his or her fair share of the costs. In theory, the system assigns the cost of workplace injuries and illnesses to employers through comp insurance premiums.
OSHA report shows high cost of workplace accidents
March 6, 2015
A new report from OSHA shows how workplace injuries and illnesses can force working families out of the middle class and into poverty. Adding Inequality to Injury: The Costs of Failing to Protect Workers on The Job explores the heavy costs of occupational injuries on workers, their families and the economy.