INDUSTRIAL DEATH STATISTICS FROM THE U.S. AND CANADIAN GOVERNMENTS
The E-STOP can reduce the number or severity of injuries in factories or for users of mobile equipment, and save millions of dollars annually in compensation payments to injured or dead employees and their families.
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The most recent statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the U.S.A. are for 2016, and show the following:
- In the USA 5,190 workers were killed on the job in 2016 — on average, more than 99 a week, or more than 14 deaths every day.
The most recent statistics from the ssociation of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) in Canada show the following:
- In 2016, 905 workplace deaths were recorded in Canada. Among those dead were 6 young workers aged 15-19; and another 20 workers aged 20-24.
- Add to these fatalities the 241,508 claims in Canada accepted for lost time due to a work-related injury or disease, including 29,588 from workers aged 15-24 (these statistics only include what is reported and accepted by the compensation boards, so it is safe to say that the total number of workers impacted is even higher).
What these numbers don't show is just how many people are directly affected by these workplace tragedies. Each worker death impacts the loved ones, families, friends and coworkers they leave behind, changing all of their lives forever.
We at Helios Global Technologies focus on technology that can save lives, and we encourage you to check out our Emergency Stop models. Our sales staff is ready to answer any questions you may have.