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BLS Numbers Show No Overall Improvement in Workplace Injuries

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 544 | 0 | 138 min read

The rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses that required days off work increased in several major job categories in 2019, causing renewed concern among some worker and safety advocates. “We're really not making progress on reducing injuries, that's the real takeaway,” M.K. Fletcher, a safety and health specialist for the AFL-CIO, said Tuesday. The Bureau of Labor Statistics this week reported a number of annual tallies on injuries, nationwide. The data show that private employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries, about the same as in 2018. And t...

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