Workplace Safety & Health
Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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December 12, 2014
- Each year, 22 million US workers are exposed to noise loud enough to harm their hearing.
- Removing or controlling hazardous noise in the workplace is the best way to prevent permanent hearing damage or loss.
- The Buy Quiet initiative encourages workplaces to purchase or rent quieter machinery and tools to reduce workers’ noise exposure.
August 30, 2013
- Comprehensive worksite health promotion programs can reduce sick leave, health plan costs, and workers’ compensation and disability insurance costs by about 25%, according to an evaluation of 62 studies [PDF-541KB].
- Only 6.9 percent of employers offer comprehensive worksite health promotion programs, according to a national survey.
- The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard is one of the few validated tools that can help employers assess and choose evidence-based strategies to build comprehensive worksite health promotion programs.
April 27, 2012
- 1 out of every 3 deaths (32%) [PDF-1MB] in construction is due to falls, the leading cause of work-related injury deaths.
- A new national campaign to prevent falls in construction encourages working safely and using the right equipment.
- By visiting the Stop Construction Falls website, you can learn how to prevent falls at construction worksites and what you can do to get involved in the national campaign.
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- Page last updated: October 12, 2016
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