November 28, 2020

Research Tools: National Safety Council Unveils Injury Database

From Safety+Health

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.

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From Business Insurance:

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.

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…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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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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