The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that 143,900 hand injuries were reported in 2015, the latest data available. They further note that the average time away from work was five days. Yet OSHA reports that 70% of workers aren’t wearing protective gloves. It’s clear that more can be done to protect worker’s hands to avoid these injuries.
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The total number of fatal work injuries in 2015, the latest available data, came in at 4,856. On the other hand, total traffic fatalities that year came in at 35,092. Both those numbers are quite sobering. The good news is that workplace injuries are declining.
As of March 2017 the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 6,882,000 people were employed in the construction industry. This is right at 4% of total employment in the United States.
According to JLL Research, US construction spending hit nearly $1.2 trillion in 2016, an increase of 4.5% over 2015. With that good news, here’s a quick hitting look at the key factors driving the economic outlook for construction in 2017.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) report for fiscal year 2015 recorded a staggering 4,379 deaths in private industry. Construction alone counted 937 deaths, which adds up to 21% or one in five worker deaths. Another 100,000+ construction workers are seriously injured on the job every year.
Amid our day-to-day workload, driving toward delivery deadlines, ensuring our products meet your demanding requirements, and always searching for new ways to provide still more protection, we felt it would make sense to look back on the journey.