Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Risks: Assess the risks and design a first-aid program specific for the worksite

Obtaining and evaluating information about the injuries, illnesses and fatalities at a worksite are essential first steps in planning a first-aid program. Employers can use the OSHA 300 log, OSHA 301 forms, their Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier reports or other records to help identify the first-aid needs for their businesses. For risk assessment purposes, national data for injuries, illnesses and fatalities may be obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website at www.bls.gov/iif. The annual data, beginning in 2003, are grouped by the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) that assigns a numeric code for each type of work establishment. Prior to 2003, the
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system was used to categorize the data instead of NAICS.

The graphs that follow provide examples of fatality, injury and illness analyses that can be developed using BLS data. Figure 1 shows the distribution by NAICS sector of workplace fatalities that occurred in private industry in 2004, the most recent year for which data was available.

 The categories of events or exposures responsible for workplace fatalities in 2004 are shown in Figure 2. More detailed data are available from the BLS website.

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