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2016 State of Safety: Changing demographics

2016 State of Safety: Changing demographics

A greater number of older workers are staying on the job. How is workplace safety affected?
Older workers have a wealth of knowledge from their years of experience. But they also bring increased risk of on-the-job fatalities and severe injuries. In about six years, one-quarter of all U.S. workers will be 55 or older. What actions can safety professionals take now to ensure a safe workplace down the road? “This is the next frontier,” one safety pro says.
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IMPORTANCE OF DATA ACCURACY

State of Safety 2015

Safety professionals, government agencies and researchers rely on injury and illness data to understand how workers are getting hurt, and to determine where to direct prevention efforts. But is that data accurate?
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BLS: Injury, illness rate drops again

Washington – The rate of work-related injuries and illnesses in private industry declined in 2013, continuing a nearly unbroken downward trend spanning more than a decade, according to the latest estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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