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Workplace Injuries — Assaults and Women

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The National Safety Council regularly puts out information on workplace safety. As part of National Women’s History Month, the council put out information on women and safety in the workplace.

The information says women are the targets of 70% of all of the non-fatal workplace assaults. This conclusion comes from 2017 totals:

  12,820 assaults upon women

  That’s a 60% increase since 2011

  5,530 men were assaulted

Other work-related — and non-assault — injuries and illnesses also disproportionately impact women:

  59% are accidentally caused by another person

  57% are from falls

  61% are from ergonomic causes like repetitive motion

The National Safety Council’s statistics also say some sectors have disproportionate numbers as well:

  80% of non-fatal injuries to women happen in the healthcare sector

  61% come from education

  60% from management, business and financial companies

National Safety Council President and CEO Nick Smith said, “Our workplaces should be safe havens for everyone, and these data show us we can do more to protect women in the workplaces. As employers examine the biggest risks facing their workforce, we urge them to consider these trends and make sure safety is extending to all employees.”

Source link: Insurance Journal

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