The National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2012 (Preliminary Results), provides information about worker fatalities. The overall number of reported worker fatalities decreased from 4,693 in 2011 to 4,383 in 2012. The three states with the highest number of occupational fatalities are:
(1) Texas (531) increase of 18% for 2012.
(2) California (339) decrease of 13% for 2012.
(3) Florida (209) decrease of almost 8% for 2012.
Training for employees is the first step in reducing the number of worker fatalities. Partner with Crane Institute of America and receive quality training, unmatched by competitors. Our Rigger/Signalperson Training Program teaches students the importance of a signalperson at the job site. This one person, if properly trained, can help reduce the number of worker fatalities in the ‘Contact with object or equipment’ area. Even if your employees have already been trained, Crane Institute of America can perform a Site Safety Assessment providing employers with a report detailing information about the site and procedures, as well as how to remedy any problems to reduce the risk of accidents.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, The National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2012 (Preliminary Results). http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cfoi.pdf.