3 Million Americans Suffered Work Injuries in 2014, BLS & OSHA Report

3 Million Americans Suffered Work Injuries in 2014, BLS & OSHA Report


Posted November 10, 2015 by admin

Rates of nonfatal work injuries in the U.S. in 2014
Rates of nonfatal work injuries in the U.S. in 2014

Last year, about 3 million Americans working in the private sector sustained a nonfatal job-related injury, according to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

While this marked about 57,000 fewer work-related injuries last year (when compared to the numbers from 2013), it also continues the 12-year downward trend in work injuries in the U.S. (with 2012 being the only exception).

More Details about Work Injury Rates in 2014

In addition to reporting on the ongoing decline in nonfatal work injuries in the U.S., the BLS report also noted that, in 2014:

  • The national rate of nonfatal work injuries was about 3.2 injuries for every 100 full-time workers.
  • The five states with the highest rates of nonfatal work injuries in 2014 included Maine, Vermont, Washington, Montana and Nevada/West Virginia (which tied for fifth place).
  • The five states with the lowest nonfatal work injury rates for last year included Louisiana, Texas, New York, Arkansas and Delaware.
  • The industries associated with the highest rates of nonfatal injuries included (but were not necessarily limited to) the mining industry, the construction industry and the manufacturing industries.

Remarking on the BLS report’s findings, OSHA’s Assistant Secretary of Labor, Dr. David Michaels, has stated:

[This] report shows that too many workers are still being injured or sickened on the job. Every year, millions of workers are injured at work and that is simply unacceptable. We must redouble our efforts to make sure that employers provide workers with the protections and training they deserve.

Everyone benefits when there are fewer injuries and illnesses. OSHA is committed to continue increased efforts to ensure every employer is fulfilling its responsibility to protect the safety and health of its workers.

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