Workplace fatalities are on the rise. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data for 2015, U.S. workplace fatalities have increased again slightly, and the total number of on-the-job deaths was the highest since 2008.
Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Employers are responsible to provide a safe work environment, the financial support, management oversight, tools and training workers need to do their jobs safely. Both management and workers need to do their part to make safety a personal priority. Together, these elements are part of a greater safety management system – one which aims to continuously identify hazards and reduce risks to an acceptable level thus lessening the likelihood of an incident occurring on the job.
I pledge to: