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2014 INReview Worker Safety Report Released

Steve Wagner

For several years, the Indiana Department of Labor has worked with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to analyze and report on data about injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the workforce. Each year, they release a report called the INReview: Indiana Occupational Safety and Health.

We would like to share with you a few things from that report, as well as some fantastic news about the injury rates for workers in Indiana:

  • Since 2011, Indiana has experienced a 7% decrease in worker injuries and illnesses, with the highest decrease found in the mining industry.
  • Since the inception of the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) in 1992, Indiana’s current injury rate of 4.0 out of every 100 workers is the lowest recorded.
  • 2012 was the first year for a reduction in workplace injury and illness since 2009.
  • The Indiana Department of Labor has initiated campaigns across the state for worker safety. Some of those campaigns included Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, Distracted Driving Awareness Week, as well as a partnership with Dow AgroSciences to create a worker safety and health awareness initiative.

At Wagner Reese, we are grateful for the decrease in injuries the state of Indiana has experienced over the past years. However, this does not diminish the importance of those who are still injured in the workplace every day.

We know that recovering from a work injury can be extremely difficult, and that is why we are here to help. For more information about our work comp and work injury services, give us a call at (888) 204-8440. You can talk with us over the phone, or schedule a free consultation to meet with us face to face and answer all the questions you may have.

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