Workplace fatalities are on the rise. According to new Bureau of Labor Statistics data for 2014, the U.S. workplace fatality rate increased for the first time since 2010, 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.
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