Category Archives: work injuries

Work Kills More than War, International Labor Organization Leader Says

The international Labor Organization (ILO) has announced that it will renew its efforts to improve workplace safety and health across the world. ILO Director, General Guy Ryder said the organization would focus on creating a culture of intolerance towards risks at work. ILO plans to strengthen its focus on vulnerable groups such as migrant workers. […]

Nearly 50% of NYC’s Food Manufacturing Workers Hurt on the Job

A new report suggests that 42% of workers surveyed in NYC’s food manufacturing industry have been injured on the job. 106 workers were surveyed in New York’s food processing and distribution sectors. The report states that 56.7% of the workers never received safety and health training from their employer. Of those workers injured, more than […]

Worker Seriously Injured Overnight at Chicken Processing Plant

A worker was seriously injured at a local chicken processing plant in South Carolina. The worker was sent to the hospital with serious injuries. The West Columbia Police Department confirms a man who works at the House of Raeford Farms INC, got his leg caught in an auger just before midnight. The man was still […]

Worker Fatalities Show Importance of Safety Training

In June 2013, OSHA issued statements regarding citations to five companies where training might have helped save a worker’s life. These real-life examples put emphasis on how important it is to complete safety training and apply that knowledge to the job. 1.    OSHA proposed fines of 157,000 against a plumbing company following a January 16, 2013 […]

Call for Safety Measures Following Increase in Work-Related Cancer Cases

BOHS, the chartered society for worker health protection, are calling on employers to comply with the legal exposure limits for known carcinogens. The latest statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) highlight when BOHS believe to be an unacceptably high number of deaths due to occupational cancers. It is estimate that 8,000 cancer deaths […]