OSHA Injury and Violation Statistics
By: Zinda Law Group
In total, there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2018. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the private industry sectors with the most injuries in 2017-2018 were:
HOW COMMON ARE WORKPLACE FATALITIES
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018 there was a total of 5,250 workers who died while on the job, which amounted to more than 14 deaths per day. Out of the 5,250 deaths that occurred in 2018, 40% involved transportation incidents.
TOP OSHA VIOLATIONS IN 2018
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) currently has jurisdiction over 7 million worksites. According to OSHA, the most frequently cited OSHA standards are:
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