Occupational Safety And Health Administration Essay

779 Words Nov 6th, 2016 4 Pages
It is not uncommon for individuals to get injured on the job, sometimes due to an unsafe environment and or condition within the workplace. Accidents do happen, however, having policies in the workplace to assist employees in being safe while doing their jobs can ensure that their family and the business is not devastated due to lack of knowledge. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration an estimate of 14,000 workers were killed in 1970, that number has since fell to approximately 4,340 in 2009. “A historical case that showcase how unsafe environments could become fatal is that of the 146 workers who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory on March 25, in New York City and lead to the 1914 workman’s compensation act as well as the creation of the State Insurance Fund (NYSIF, 2012)”. The introduction of workplace safety has help incidences such as this however, the bureau for labor statistics (2016) in their 2014 (revised) Fatal Occupational injuries census reported that total of 4821 people died while doing their jobs and approximately 2.9 million non-fatal workplace injuries an illness reported by private industry employers in 2015. “Private construction had the highest count of fatal injuries in 2014, but the private agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector had the highest fatal work injury rate (Bureau of Labor Statistic, 2016)”.
“Other industries that say high fatal occupational injuries include transportation and warehouse,…

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