The National Safety Council has launched a Workplace section of its Injury Facts database to provide employers with trends and information on injuries.
The organization revealed the new section at the National Safety Congress & Expo in Houston. On-the-job fatalities rose 7.3% in 2016, driven by issues such as transportation, falls, and violence.
“We are eight times safer at work than we are at home, but the data remind us that our workplaces could still be much safer,” said Ken Kolosh, NSC manager of statistics. “The numbers underscore the need for public awareness. We hope Injury Facts can help people understand the biggest risks to their safety and help employers understand where to focus their risk management efforts.”