NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

Is the term "accident" acceptable, or should "incident" always be used?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote   Results

Get the news that's
important to you.

Sign up for Safety+Health’s free monthly newsletters on:

  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, Oil and Gas
  • Transportation
  • Worker Health and Wellness
  • Subscribe today

    Workers rank safety No. 1 workplace regulation: survey

    September 2, 2010

    Tags
    • / Print
    • Reprints
    • Text Size:
      A A

    Eighty-five percent of workers who participated in a survey consider workplace safety the most important labor standard, according to the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.

    The survey report also found the media and public pay closest attention to workplace safety after large workplace accidents. However, coverage of the Gulf oil spill focused more on the environmental risk than the deaths of the 11 rig workers, the study said.

    Although most workers reported being satisfied with their jobs, surveys from 2006 suggest 21 percent of workers "often" find their jobs stressful, while 13 percent feel their work is "always" stressful, according to an NORC press release.

    NORC conducted the survey for the Washington-based Public Welfare Foundation.



    Post a comment to this article

    Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy.