These National Statistics May Provide Some Safety InsightEach year, the National Safety Council collects data and compiles a report on workplace injuries and
deaths. Here are some of the stats for the most common work-related injuries that caused the worker to
lose one or more days of work:

1. Overexertion and bodily reaction: 295,830 injuries
2. Contact with objects and equipment: 229,170 injuries
3. Slips, trips, and falls: 227,760 injuries
4. Transportation accidents: 47,910 injuries
5. Workplace violence: 39,750 injuries
6. Hazardous substances or environments: 37,110 injuries
7. Non-classifiable hazards: 3,730 injuries
8. Fires and explosions: 1,470 injuries

It's also interesting to compare the types of incidents that caused days off work to the types that caused
fatalities. For example, transportation accidents are in 4th place for days-off-work, but they're in 1st place
on the fatalities list. Here are the numbers for fatalities at work:

1. Transportation accidents: 2,077 deaths
2. Slips, trips, and falls: 887 deaths
3. Workplace violence: 807 deaths
4. Contact with objects and equipment: 695 deaths
5. Hazardous substances or environments: 531 deaths
6. Fires and explosions: 123 deaths
7. Overexertion and bodily reaction: 16 deaths
8. Non-classifiable hazards: 11 deaths

When you consider that there are millions of workers in the U.S., it's likely that your crew has not
experienced life-altering injuries or deaths. Nonetheless, these statistics may point you to areas where
your safety program can be improved, so you never do experience that life-altering accident.