Older workers are at a higher risk, workers aged 55 or older made up 1/3 of workplace fatalities. Those working in the agricultural industry see the highest fatality rates followed by those in the Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction industry, Transportation & Warehousing industry, Construction industry, & Wholesale Trade industry.
Slips, trips, falls, overexertion, bodily reactions, & contact with objects & equipment make up for more than 84% of workplace injuries. Serious workplace injuries account for almost $60 billion in work comp costs each year!
Head over to nsc.org to read more about National Safety Month & check out their safety training & workplace safety tips. If you're already a commercial lines customer talk to your agent about what safety information we can provide you & your employees! If you're interested in work comp insurance call us today for a free quote!