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National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Released by BLS and Resources to Improve Safety

The industrial hygiene professionals at Clark Seif Clark provide environmental, health and safety consulting, testing and training services to identify and mitigate occupational exposure hazards.

Chatsworth, CA – WEBWIRE

The report from BLS does not include figures for the millions of workers that were injured or developed illnesses on the job that year.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) published its annual National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries report this past December. It covers data from 2021 and sadly shows a one-year 8.9 percent increase in fatal work injuries.

For 2021, there were 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States, an increase from the 4,764 in 2020. The fatal work injury rate was 3.6 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, up from 3.4 per 100,000 FTE in 2020 and also an increase from the 2019 pre-pandemic rate of 3.5.

Some of the key findings from the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries include:

  • The 3.6 fatal occupational injury rate in 2021 represents the highest annual rate since 2016
  • A worker died every 101 minutes from a work-related injury in 2021
  • Exposure to harmful substances or environments led to 798 worker fatalities

“The report from BLS does not include figures for the millions of workers that were injured or developed illnesses on the job that year,” said Zahid Iqbal, MPH, CIH and Technical Director at Clark Seif Clark (CSC). “At CSC, our industrial hygiene professionals are dedicated to helping businesses and institutions protect their workforce and comply with OSHA and Cal-OSHA regulations. Our professionals specialize in providing testing, monitoring, and health and safety training to identify and mitigate risks. These services help prevent fatalities, injuries and illnesses, and are instrumental in building the most effective occupational health and safety programs possible.”

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About Clark Seif Clark
CSC was established in 1989 to help clients in both public and private sectors address indoor air quality, occupational, environmental, and health and safety (EH&S) issues. CSC is a leading provider of these services with multiple offices along the western seaboard and southwest. The company believes in science-based protocols and has a strong background in engineering, making them the preferred environmental consultants to industrial clients, healthcare facilities, architects, schools, builders, contractors, developers and real estate professionals.

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