Many of the statistics on safety are staggering, but valuable lessons can be learned from every single one of them. In this compilation of Intelex's popular 'Friday Safety Facts,' we cover a wide variety of topics: from hazards and risk to OSHA and regulations, use these clever visual aids as reminders to stay safe in the workplace.
The safety facts depicted in these mini infographics come from sources such as the International Labour Organization (ILO), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Occupational, Health and Safety Organization (OSHA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
For example, did you know:
- The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites are 'the fatal four' - falls, electrocutions, struck by object, and caught-in/between.
- Companies undergoing random OSHA inspections report 9% decline in workplace injuries.
- More than 42,000 Canadians are injured in work-related falls each year.
- The direct cost of workplace fatalities and accidents in U.S. businesses is over $1 billion per week.