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Examining the Higher Death Rate for Older Workers: Viewpoint

U.S. workplaces have gotten a lot safer over the course of the past century. In 1913, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that there were 23,000 “industrial deaths,” or 61 for every 100,000 workers. In 2018, the number of what …

Subcontracted Workers Most at Risk from Accidents in S. Korea’s Shipyards

Park Chol-hee was working the holiday shift at Samsung Heavy Industries’ Geoje shipyard on Labour Day, 2017, when a giant crane collided with another and crashed to ground, killing six people, including Park’s younger brother. “It was as if a …

Workers’ Compensation Insurers Face Rise in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Although there has been an overall decline in workers’ compensation claims, the frequency of claims for motor vehicle accidents has increased in recent years. According to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) in a new report, these accidents can …

Kentucky Sees Decline in Workplace Accidents, Fatalities

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet says workplaces in Kentucky have recorded the lowest rate of nonfatal incidents in state history. The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is for 2016. It says Kentucky’s rate of nonfatal occupational …

All Risks Adds New Classes for Occupational Accident Product

All Risks, Ltd., an independent wholesaler, has added a variety of new classes for its occupational accident product, which is part of the Accident & Health division. Classes that All Risks can offer occupational accident coverage now includes behavioral healthcare, …

Kentucky Governor Awards Power Plant for 2 Million Accident Free Hours

A western Kentucky power plant is being honored with working more than 2 million hours without a lost-time accident. The employees of the Big Rivers Sebree station recently received the Governor’s Safety and Health Award for the feat. Kentucky Labor …

Wyoming Bill Would Pay For Voluntary Work Inspections

A proposal aimed at increasing workplace safety in Wyoming would pay for five consultants to conduct voluntary inspections. The consultants wouldn’t be able to cite or fine employers if they found any problems. House Bill 89 won initial backing in …