Federal Osha Is An Agency Responsible For The Safety And Health Of 130 Million Workers

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Federal OSHA is an agency responsible for the safety and health of 130 million workers and 8 million worksites throughout the nation. According to information obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, more than 4,500 workers were killed in 2013. When compared to 2012, fatal work injuries related to the private construction sector increased by 3 percent. This increase represents the largest number of fatal work injuries in this sector since 2009. In 2013, the fatal work injuries involving contractors accounted for nearly 20 percent of all fatal work injuries.
Construction’s Fatal Four

Out of the 4,101 worker fatalities that occurred within the private industry in 2013, 828 occurred in the construction sector; totaling one in five deaths for the 2013 calendar year.
Deaths Related to Construction’s Fatal Four in Calendar Year 2013 - Nationwide

Falls account for nearly 40 percent (302 deaths) the total number of deaths related to construction. Struck by an object accounts for approximately 10 percent (84 deaths) of construction related deaths. Electrocutions account for nearly 9 percent (71 deaths) of these deaths. Caught-in/between account for 2.5 percent (21 deaths) of construction related deaths.

In 2013, these Fatal Four were responsible for nearly 60 percent of the construction worker deaths. Eliminating Construction’s Fatal Four would save the lives of almost 500 workers’ every year.
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