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September 25, 2020

BLS Statistics Reveal Halt To Years-Long Decline In Workplace Injuries

November 15, 2019 at 4:15 PM
The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in just-released figures on annual workplace injuries and illnesses shows 2.8 million nonfatal incidents in 2018, the same level as 2017 and the first year since 2012 that the total rate did not decline. A former Obama administration official says the lack of an overall decrease in injuries and illnesses is due to a drop in OSHA enforcement under the Trump administration. “For the first time since 2012, workplace serious injuries have...

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