What You Should Know About Workplace Safety



The 10 Occupations with the Largest Number of Injuries and Illness

Rank Occupation Number Percent of Total
1 Laborers (nonconstruction) 60,640 6.7%
2 Truck drivers, heavy 40,440 4.5
3 Nursing Assistants 38, 010 4.2
4 Production Workers 28,090 3.1
5 Truck drivers, light 24,620 2.7
6 Retail Salespersons 24,520 2.7
7 Maintenance, general 23,470 2.6
8 Janitors and cleaners 21,970 2.4
9. Stock clerks and order fillers 20,940 2.3
10 Registered nurses 20,930 2.3
  Total, top ten 303,630 33.5%
  Total, all occupations 905,690 100%


The Largest Causes of Workplace Death

Cause 2012 2013 Percent of Total
All transportation (includes vehicle crashes) 1,923 1,740 40%

Vehicle crashes (2)

1,153 991 22
Assaults and Violence (includes homicides) 803 753 17

Homicides

475 397 9
Contact with objects and equipment 723 717 16
Falls 704 699 16
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 340 330 7
Fires and explosions 122 148 3
Total workplace fatalities 4,628 4,405 100%
 
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Make Workplace Safety Top Priority

If you have questions or concerns on this issue, do not hesitate to call Zeiler Insurance and speak to one of our customer service representatives. As an independent agency, Zeiler Insurance prides itself with quality customer service for the people of the Chicago-land area and the rest of the Midwest. Customer or not, we can review your insurance and see if you are being protected appropriately for the right price.

Karli
karli@zeiler.com
708.597.5900 x130

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