To reduce workplace injuries and fatalities, we must understand when, why and how they happen. Having these specific analytics on hand will allow businesses in hazardous industries to target problem areas and initiate solutions that will lower the number of workplace accidents.
Top Industries for Workplace Injuries and Fatalities
Construction Data Sheet
Analyzing 2018 workplace incidents in the Construction sector, which is comprised of establishments primarily engaged in the construction of buildings or engineering projects (e.g., highways and utility systems).
Educational Services Data Sheet
Analyzing 2018 workplace incidents in the Educational Services sector, which is comprised of establishments that provide instruction and training in a wide variety of subjects. This institution and training is provided by specialized establishments, such as schools, colleges, universities and training centers.
Health Care and Social Assistance Data Sheet
Analyzing 2018 workplace incidents in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector, which is comprised of establishments primarily engaged in providing ambulatory health care services, hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and social assistance.
Manufacturing Data Sheet
Analyzing 2018 workplace incidents in the Manufacturing sector, which is comprised of establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical or chemical transformation of materials, substances or components into new products.
Public Administration Data Sheet
Analyzing 2018 workplace incidents in the Public Administration sector, which is comprised of establishments of federal, state and local government agencies that administer, oversee and manage public programs and have executive, legislative or judicial authority over other institutions within a given area.
Retail Trade Data Sheet
Analyzing 2018 workplace incidents in the Retail Trade sector, which is comprised of establishments engaged in retailing merchandise, generally without transformation, and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise to the general public.
Transportation and Warehousing Data Sheet
Analyzing 2018 workplace incidents in the Transportation and Warehousing sector, which is comprised of industries providing transportation of passengers and cargo, warehousing and storage for goods, scenic and sightseeing transportation, and support activities related to modes of transportation.
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (ASWMRS) Data Sheet
Analyzing 2018 workplace incidents in the ASWMRS sector, which is comprised of establishments performing routine support activities for the day-to-day operations of other organizations. The establishments in this sector specialize in one or more of these support activities and provide these services to clients in a variety of industries and, in some cases, to households.
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A Toolbox Talk is an informal safety meeting that focuses on safety topics related to the specific job, such as workplace hazards and safe work practices. Meetings are normally short in duration and are generally conducted at the job site prior to the commencement of a job or work shift.
General Safety Tips
Carbon Monoxide Safety (LS-85)
Know the dangers of Carbon Monoxide, how to prevent exposure and what to do if you see someone showing symptoms of poisoning.
Extension Cord Safety (LS-87)
Prevent dangers such as electrocution, fire, and tripping hazards with these proper safety precautions.
Pinch Points (LS-89)
Pinch points can cause serious injuries, including amputation or even death. They can occur on any part of the body when caught between two objects.
Safety Data Sheets (LS-90)
Safety Data Sheets include information such as the properties of each chemical at a workplace; the physical, health, and environmental health hazards; protective measures; and safety precautions for handling, storing and transporting the chemical.
Lifting and Back Safety (LS-91)
Poor posture, loss of flexibility, stress, bad working habits and a decline in physical fitness can contribute to back problems. It is vital to your health to practice safe habits in these areas as well as correct lifting techniques to reduce the risk of back injuries.
Overhead Power Line Safety (LS-93)
When it comes to electrical safety, there is no room for carelessness or complacency. Nearly every work site has power lines to be aware of and equipment that could make contact with them. That’s why it’s vital to your safety to know proper power line safety practices.
Busy Seasons Mean More Distractions (LS-95)
There are times of the year when more workers tend to get hurt due to additional pressure put on them from the holidays and different seasons. Understanding unsafe working conditions and unsafe acts can be the difference in keeping your busy seasons safe for all employees.
Cold Stress (LS-96)
Cold Stress occurs by driving down the skin temperature and eventually the internal body temperature. This may lead to serious health problems. Learn how to identify and prevent cold stress.
Fatigue is more than simply feeling tired or drowsy. It is a state of mental or physical exhaustion that stops a person from being able to function normally. Learn about the risks and what you can do to fight fatigue.
Special Equipment Safety Tips
Chain Saw Safety (LS-84)
Reduce the likelihood of injury with these lifting techniques and learn more about causes of back pain.
Cut-Off Saw Safety (LS-86)
Cut-off saws can be extremely dangerous because blades operate at very high speeds. Only personnel who have been trained on proper use and handling should be allowed to operate this piece of equipment.
Ladder Safety (LS-92)
Ladders are involved in 81 percent of fall injuries among consultation workers and 20 percent of fall injuries among the general workforce.
Inspection of Forklifts and Powered Industrial Trucks (LS-94)
A general inspection is the first thing you should do before operating a forklift or other powered industrial trucks (PITs). Skimming over the inspection checklist could easily result in missing defects with the equipment, which could result in serious injury to the operator or other coworkers.