The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the 2021 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, which recorded 5,190 fatal work injuries in the United States in 2021, a nearly 9 percent increase from 2020. Black and Latino workers also had fatality rates disproportionately higher than their co-workers.
OSHA Assistant Secretary Doug Parker called the findings, “a call to action for OSHA, employers and other stakeholders to redouble our collective efforts to make our nation’s workplaces safer.”
For more information, please see the OSHA News Release.
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