Illness and Injury: On the Decline
Workplace safety has been steadily improving since OSHA was created. This is the product of various factors. OSHA has used regulations and enforcement activities to require employers provide safe workplaces for their employees, but the agency has also focused on educating and working cooperatively with employers and employees to emphasize safety and reduce accidents. CWS is committed to supporting approaches that have resulted in the increase in workplace safety, as indicated by the BLS workplace injuries and illness rates presented here.