Inside OSHA

December 8, 2023

Safety Group Urges New Worker Protections After BLS Finds 2022 Injury Rise

November 8, 2023 at 6:20 PM
The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) is pressing the Department of Labor to take new steps to protect workers from a wide range of hazards, in particular through “system-wide actions” like training and enforcement boosts, after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found a 7.5 percent annual increase in workplace injuries and illnesses for 2022. BLS’ annual report on results of its Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, released Nov. 8, says private-sector employers “reported 2.8 million...

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