Injury Data Show Decrease in Occurrences, Increase in Costs

Webster, Hugh K.
February 2005
Welding Journal;Feb2005, Vol. 84 Issue 2, p4
Trade Publication
Reports on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' issuance of workplace injury data for 2003 that reveals 4.4 million reported injuries. Average number of cases for every 100 full-time workers; Steady decline in injuries and illnesses of workers in the United States for many years; Increase in the cost to employers in terms of lost workdays in 2003.


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