Workplace Fatality Data [Infographic]

We’ve gathered data from numerous sources on workplace fatalities across many different industries and have compiled all of the information into an easy to digest infographic here.  Hopefully, this helps put into perspective the importance of safety at the workplace, and it may even show some things you didn’t know!

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  • Fantastic stuff – great job. I have seen much of the data in a paragraph form in different locations, but it’s brilliant to combine it all in a well-designed Infographic to share with the community. Thanks so much!

    • niall

      Glad you liked it, Bradley!

  • Erich Pyles

    Great information, and easy to understand. This is better than trying to decipher quick information from BLS. Great work.

  • TJ Dooley

    Nice work. Thanks. I find these types of data summaries are very effective at engaging employee interest in compliance.

  • niall

    Erich and TJ, thanks for the comments. Glad you got some value from this.

  • Overall good job, so what are your conclusions as a result of your work? Based on the research what are specific actions you would like employers to improve on? Lot of work went into this, would be interesting to hear what you would like to see as a return on these results. TDP

    • niall

      Thank you for your comments, T.D. One major conclusion we had as a result of this study is that workplace safety has come a long way, but certainly has room for improvement. An action I’d like to see employers improve on would be the quality and quantity of safety training offered to their employees, but I’m admittedly biased in that regard:)

      Another would be for employers to properly educate themselves on the safety rules and regulations that they are required to adhere too. Many don’t, and wait until it’s too late and they’re forced to pay a large fine or penalty, or worse – they have an accident on their job site.

    • Safety News led me to this site with the teaser, “What’s the most dangerous job in the USA?” This site wrongly suggests that it’s commercial fishing. If you take a long view, it’s President of the United States. Four presidents have been assasinated in less than 150 years. That’s a death rate (2.7 per 100 worker years) no other US job has, to my knowledge, ever had.

      • niall

        That’s a very interesting data point, Chris! Never thought of that. Our data for this was based on BLS numbers. Maybe the reason they did not include your data point is due to a minimum sample size requirement.

  • Safety Geek

    Just noticed that you mis-spelled WHICH on the Ways in Which Fatalities Happen part of the graphic…However, the graphic is INCREDIBLE..Thank you for all your hard work

  • David Wilson

    This is excellent information and wonderfully presented. I would find it quite useful as presentation material to initiate discussion at safety meetings. However, the format makes it difficult to use. As a PowerPoint presentation, it would be much more useful.

    • niall

      Thank you for the appreciation, David! Providing this data in powerpoint format would not have allowed for the visual impact that an infographic has, which is why we did it this way. As a presentation in front of a class, I agree, powerpoint may be the better option. For the users coming through our site, though, we feel the infographic is a better medium.

    • Sam Rohn

      David, I immediately said the same thing to myself. So, I saved the infographic as a JPEG file, then cropped out each of the sections and copied it to a PowerPoint presentation to use and share with my all of the work groups. It took about 20-25 minutes. Didn’t turn too bad.

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