NSC Features Work Injury Statistics
November 22, 2018
The National Safety Council (NSC) is a nonprofit organization that works with businesses, government agencies, elected officials, and the public to prevent accidental injuries, the third leading cause of death in the U.S., through leadership, research, education, and advocacy. The Council’s stated mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes, in communities, and on the road.
The NSC has been a staunch advocate for safety in the workplace, and through NSC Workplace 360, the Council has helped many organizations eliminate preventable deaths and injuries in their workplaces. Organizations that are members of the NSC have access to safety information, trends and solutions, as well as the potential to qualify for an advanced safety certificate through the nationally-recognized NSC Advanced Safety Certificate program.
NSC Injury Facts
Injury Facts is an online publication by the NSC that provides injury and fatality statistics for workplace, motor vehicle, home, and community accidents. Although it is currently published online, Injury Facts has been around since 1903, helping people to understand safety risks and how to prevent accidental injuries. NSC statistics manager and author of Injury Facts says that good data helps everyone make good decisions, which in turn makes the world a safer place.
New Workplace Section Added
At a recent expo, the NSC revealed that a new Workplace section would be added to the Injury Facts database. Although according to the NSC statistics manager, we are eight times safer at home than we are at work, as on-the-job fatalities rose over seven percent in 2016. Many of these fatalities were due to motor vehicle accidents, falls, and workplace violence. The NSC estimates that workplace injuries cost $151 billion a year in lost productivity, wages, and medical and administrative expenses.
Notably, there were fewer injuries from falls to a lower level and to the same level than previous years, according to the new work injury statistics. Some statistics remain consistent, including that 70 percent of all workplace assault-related injuries are suffered by females and that more worker fatalities occur in the construction industry than any other.
Workplace Incident Comparisons
A tool for those who want to compare their injury and illness rates with others has also been added to Injury Facts. In the past, safety professionals were required to enter their North American Industry Calculator System (NAICS) number to access such information. Now, safety professionals will be able to perform a search that allows them to compare their rates with the national average by simply entering their rates.
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