The October 2014 issue of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ “Beyond the Numbers” publication highlights 20 years of data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).
According to the data, during the 20-year period from 1992 – 2011, 115,091 workers were killed from workplace injuries. The research notes that nearly half (42%) of fatal occupational injuries over the 20-year period resulted from transportation incidents, followed by violence and other injuries by persons or animals (17%), contact with objects and equipment (16%), and falls (12%).
However, the data also shows that total fatal occupational injuries have decreased by as much as 25% since the CFOI began. Despite the decline in workplace-related industries, many organizations are increasingly focusing on workplace safety to protect the health and safety of their workers and to drive productivity and efficiency in the workplace.
One solution to preventing injuries in the workplace involves incorporating ergonomic solutions such as Lista’s Arlink 8000 Modular Work Station System, which can lead to healthy working conditions and reduce repetitive strain injuries, occupational diseases, and accidents.