The movie industry’s safety history is no fairy tale. In fact, the death of a 27-year-old camera assistant during filming of the Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider” is the latest in a long list of real-life movie-set tragedies.
The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that in 2012, 4,383 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States. The 2012 total represents the second-lowest preliminary total since CFOI was first conducted in 1992; however, it still means that just over three employees out of every 100,000 is killed in a work-related incident in the United States.
Most people don’t go to work thinking, “I could get killed today,” but the reality is that some professions/jobs have a higher risk of death than others.
If the Obama administration’s proposed Clean Power Plan is a war on coal – as EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy suggested on a late-night talk show – then battle lines have been drawn.
Earlier this month, 12 coal-producing states filed a lawsuit against EPA in an effort to put the brakes on the plan, on the heels of a lawsuit that Murray Energy Corp. filed several weeks ago.
In EHS Today's 2014 National Safety Survey, 57 percent of respondents said their organizations have workplace wellness programs in place. This photo gallery takes a look at the various components of wellness programs and the percentages of EHS professionals who offer them.
More from the 2014 National Safety Survey:
As EHS Today’s America’s Safest Companies program enters its 13th year, we thought it would be nice to look back at the past years’ winners.
America’s Safest Companies recognizes organzations that achieve safety excellence through their:
Perhaps just as telling as the statistical results from our 2014 National Safety Survey were the write-in responses. EHS professionals didn’t mince words when we asked them about the challenges and opportunities that they face in protecting workers.
In this gallery, we look at the 10 most frequent answers to this question: “In what area would you most like to see improvement in your EHS program?”
Do any of these responses sound familiar?
Look for an in-depth analysis of our survey in the August issue of EHS Today.