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How Do Your Injury Statistics Compare With Other Companies?

Posted by Emilcott Associates

Jan 29, 2016 4:11:27 PM

It’s that time of year again – on February 1, we will all be posting our OSHA 300A injury/illness summary.  Emilcott reviewed this in a recent blog, OSHA Forms, and in following this theme, we thought it might be interesting to look at some of the data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) about 2014 injury and illness incident rates. 

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Topics: workplace injuries and illness, OSHA Injury, establishment-specific injury and illness data, annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Report, severe work-related injury and fatality reporting, final rule revision to the Injury and Illness Reco, injury, Bureau of Labor Statistics, OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reportin, osha 300, incident rates, industies

Study Shows a Third of Work-Related Disability Comes from Low Back Pain (LBP)

Posted by Shivi Kakar

Sep 9, 2014 10:09:00 AM

According to the Council for Disability Awareness, more than 25 percent of today's 20 year-olds will develop some type of disability before they retire. The overall toll on the individual, the company and the government is substantial. For this reason, legislation and guidelines have been issued and tweaked throughout the decades. The cause and severity of disabilities can vary greatly. However, a recent study sheds light on one major culprit, Low Back Pain (LBP). 

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Topics: Low Back Pain (LBP), Third of Work-Related Disability, workplace injuries and illness

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