Last month, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) detailed the 2016 numbers involving electrical injuries and fatalities. This organization uses the reports from The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) to get these numbers.
Here are some points based on their information:
Because May is National Electrical Safety Month, ESFI featured this report on their website . You can visit them here.
A total of 5,190 workers died from an occupational injury in 2016. That number increased by 7 percent from 2015 and is the highest count since 2008. This is the third consecutive increase in annual workplace fatalities and the first time more than 5,000 fatalities have been recorded by the CFOI since 2008.
This is the first year that CFOI has produced interactive charts to accompany the news release.
USA Today wrote an article on the most dangerous jobs in America.
Time also came out with an article that has an easy-to-read chart of the Most Dangerous Jobs in 2016.
This is why e-Hazard does what it does!
e-Hazard electrical safety training stresses the importance of safety regulations and digs into the “whys” behind each rule because our instructors understand how important it is for workers to stay safe. We all may have seen and heard about the incidents involving misjudgments and situations that seem out of the ordinary. e-Hazard instructors understand how proper training is a critical component of work safety. Knowledge IS power when it is utilized appropriately and consistently. (Don’t forget to document the training!)
We report these statistics to you periodically on our blog so that you can see how the effort made by everyone to change the culture in the industry can make a positive difference. Even if it means just one more life is spared, that work is valuable.
Please visit our website to find out which electrical safety training classes that you need are closest to you.
If you’re not sure which class you or your workers need, we have a tool to make the decision easier. Answer a few questions on our website, and we’ll give you some recommendations.