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General News : OSHA programs contribute to reduced injury and illness rates for 2007

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11/21/2008 - OSHA programs contribute to reduced injury and illness rates for 2007


WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on November 20, 2008 that the rate and number of occupational injuries and illnesses decreased from 2006 to 2007.

According to Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Thomas M. Stohler, "These injury and illness results demonstrate that OSHA's balanced approach to workplace safety is working. It's an approach that encompasses education, training, information sharing, inspection, regulation and aggressive enforcement that are helping achieve significant reductions in workplace injuries and illnesses.

"OSHA's efforts reducing workplace injuries and illnesses have included cooperative efforts such as Voluntary Protection Programs that help companies generally experience 50 percent fewer lost workday injuries, and they have injury and illness rates that are 53 percent below their industry's average, and reduced workers' compensation costs."

From 2003 to 2007, the total number of injuries and illnesses with days away from work declined 11.9 percent, which demonstrates that a comprehensive strategy of targeted enforcement coupled with an emphasis on prevention through compliance assistance is most effective. In addition, the ergonomic injury rate declined 9 percent from 2006 to 2007.

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