Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor Loren Sweatt summed it up best:
“America’s workers deserve better,” she said in a statement last month.
Sweatt was responding to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics saying that 5,190 people were killed on the job in 2016, the most since 2008.
What’s more, the rate of fatal injuries for full-time workers rose to 3.6 per 100,000, the highest since 2010.
Some of the details from the report:
Sweatt said OSHA was committed to finding “new and innovative ways of working with employers and employees to improve workplace safety and health.”
We welcome that, of course, but, given that we’re at the beginning of a new year, would also suggest it’s a good time for a top-down review of your safety practices.
CCIG’s Risk Control Service team can help your company understand your operational exposures, tighten procedures and help ensure safety protocols are understood by your employees. In the process, we’ll:
We’ll also introduce you to our Risk Management Center, which can help you to:
The essential point on all this? CCIG does more than make sure you’re properly insured. Our team can help you develop the policies and training needed to keep your workers safe and claims down.
Don’t just stay safe, folks. Be safe!
Sam Abrahamsen is a Safety Resources Coordinator at CCIG. Reach him at 720-330-7941 or SamA@thinkccig.com
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