Research Tools: National Safety Council Unveils Injury Database
The Injury Facts website, which has replaced NSC’s [National Safety Council] long-published annual print report, “allows you to explore different topics very naturally,” Kolosh said. “Talking to safety professionals, it creates all these conversations.”
The website’s workplace section allows safety professionals to examine workplace injury rates by topics such as falls, fatigue, forklifts, assault and more. In addition, injury-related costs can be examined, along with injury and fatality rate profiles by industry. Users also can segment data.
The National Safety Council on Tuesday unveiled the workplace section of its online “Injury Facts” database to help employers better understand the injury rates in their industries and to improve safety measures.
…the site’s section on fatigue, a category not tracked by the federal BLS — a primary source for the website’s data, according to Mr. Kolosh. The fatigue data was culled from employers and self-reported surveys on worker sleep, he said. Not surprisingly, he said, the data shows that those who do not sleep enough — less than seven hours a night — are more likely to be involved in a workplace accident.
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