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May 2019 Archives

AFL-CIO: workplace fatalities deserve more attention

The AFL-CIO has published a report called, "Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect," as part of its effort to get employers and employees in South Carolina and across the U.S. thinking once again about workplace fatalities. In 2017, there were 5,147 workplace fatalities: less than the 5,190 reported in 2016 but more than the 4,836 reported in 2015.

Officers will target speeders during Operation Safe Driver Week

South Carolina truck drivers hate getting speeding tickets, but research shows they reduce traffic-related accidents, injuries and deaths. Due to their effectiveness, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will be focusing on speeding violations during its annual Operation Safe Driver Week, which is scheduled for July 14 to 20 in 2019.

NIOSH releases fact sheet on fall prevention in construction

Every year in the construction industry, falls account for an average of 310 deaths and 10,350 serious injuries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they are the leading cause of death among construction workers in South Carolina and the rest of the US. In the effort to reduce falls in this industry, NIOSH has released a fact sheet full of good recommendations.

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