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National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Released by BLS and EHS Resources to Protect Workers

CTSI provides industrial hygiene and environmental, health, and safety (EHS) services to assess workplaces and provide solutions to safeguard workers, mitigate risks, and help employers maintain regulatory compliance.

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This BLS report doesn’t include figures for the millions of workers that are injured or developed illnesses on the job each year.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) published its annual National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries report several months ago. 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 up 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.
  • Construction and extraction occupations had the second most occupational deaths (951) in 2021, despite experiencing a 2.6-percent decrease in fatalities from 2020.

“This BLS report doesn’t include figures for the millions of workers that are injured or developed illnesses on the job each year,” said Frank Selamie, President of CTSI. “It is an important reminder of the role that effective environmental, health, and safety programs can play in creating a healthy and productive work environment. At CTSI, our professionals help businesses and institutions prevent accidents, injuries, illnesses, and deaths due to occupational hazards and exposure to harmful substances. We offer workplace assessments, testing, training, and consulting services to identify and mitigate safety issues and exposure risks to infectious agents, chemicals, regulated substances, and radiological threats in accordance with federal, state, and local rules and regulations. These services protect workers, the public, and help to keep employers in regulatory compliance.”

To learn more about CTSI’s EHS and industrial hygiene services, please visit, email, or call (212) 971-7016.

About CTSI
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