Workers’ Memorial Day: Honoring the Fallen

Workers’ Memorial Day: Honoring the Fallen

Workers’ Memorial Day honors those who have paid the ultimate price for earning a paycheck – and what we can do to prevent future workplace fatalities. The occupations with the highest fatality rates tend to have one of three things in common: they involve working from dangerous heights where a fall would be fatal, frequent contact with dangerous machinery or driving for substantial periods. Here are a few of the most surprisingly dangerous jobs in America:

Electrician

Falls, slips, and trips account for the highest share of the fatal accidents experienced by electricians in 2018.

Operating Engineers

Full-time engineers and equipment operators experience 12 deaths for every 100,000 in 2017.

Agricultural Workers

This occupation experience nearly double nonfatal injuries than the national rate – 1,555 for every 100,000 workers.

In recognition of Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28, we remember those who have died in preventable workplace incidents.

“Worker Memorial Day is a somber reminder of the importance of workplace safety and health. Where workplace hazards exist, workers are at risk,” said Joel Sacks, director of the Department of Labor and Industries. “There’s no better way to honor these workers than by dedicating ourselves to making sure these tragedies don’t happen again.”

At EHS Management, we believe all companies should have access to Environmental Health and Safety services. Every worker deserves to make it home safe every day. Ensure the safety of your employees by contacting us for a free consultation today.