BLS releases 2011 work injury statistics
Nov 15, 2012
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its data regarding occupational injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2011. According to this data, the number of nonfatal occurrences was essentially unchanged from 2010's rate of 117 incidents per 10,000 full-time employees. These injuries and illnesses resulted in employees taking a median of eight days off work, the same as the previous year.
To not only stop the rise of injury, but reverse the trend, it is more important than ever for businesses to ensure all of their employees are adequately protected from workplace risks and that all required safety measures are in place.
Businesses also need to ensure their contractors are well-aware of local safety guidelines and any recent updates to ensure safety compliance. Hiring companies should always conduct contractor screening before making an agreement with a business, but should be willing to assist with safety compliance as time progresses. While most contractors are able to keep track of regulatory changes on their own, it is critical for both parties to develop a strong relationship and for the hiring company to provide assistance with compliance if needed. Contractor management services such as those provided by BROWZ can create transparency within the supply chain management process and provide assurance organizations are working with the safest members of their supply chain.