none

US workplace injuries on the decline

01-11-2010
by 
in 

US non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses fell about 8 per cent last year, according to the US Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics. (BLS)

And manufacturers had the largest one-year percentage drop in workplace injuries for at least six years.

Non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses affected 3.6 per cent of full-time workers in the US last year – down from 3.9 per cent the previous year.

State and local government workers had the highest incidence of injuries and illnesses. They were about three times as likely to be hurt or sick as workers in the information and financial-services fields.

Declines in manufacturing-industry incidents helped pull the overall numbers down.

Manufacturing illnesses and injuries dropped about 12 per cent last year to 4.3 per cent of all full-time workers – the lowest figure since the BLS started keeping such statistics in 2003.

Related news & editorials

  1. 16.03.2018
    16.03.2018
    by      In
    In the 1960s, as much as a quarter of Australia’s workforce was employed in the manufacturing sector, and the industry fuelled 25% of the nation’s economy, according to the Productivity Commission. Half a century on, the closure of Toyota, Ford and then General Motors in October 2017 seemed to... Read More
  2. 24.01.2018
    24.01.2018
    by      In
    According to Southern Cross CEO, Mark Ferguson, if Australian industry really wants to get serious about saving energy then it needs to take a close look at ‘two-stage’, air compressor technology. As energy costs continue to outstrip other business input expenses it is critical, more than ever... Read More
  3. Martin Chappell
    03.11.2017
    03.11.2017
    by      In
    With Australia’s manufacturing industry strengthening, leaders and heads of IT are weighing up which new technologies they should implement to gain a competitive edge. Martin Chappell from Motorola Solutions explains how a simpler and more focused use of data can be the best approach.
    Australia’s... Read More
  4. Sahara Force India F1
    29.08.2017
    29.08.2017
    by      In
    The pace of Formula One (F1) development is rivalled only by the speeds achieved on the racetrack. Each time the Sahara Force India F1 Team brings its car to a circuit, it represents the team’s top engineering; every time the team leaves, the car is just a baseline. Between races it must be... Read More