Each year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS, conducts a national study in relation to workplace injuries and illnesses. The study, entitled the “Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses,” is completed by upwards of 40 states, and this year Ohio will be included.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation revealed that the state will be participating in the study after the BLS approved an approximate $117,000 award for Ohio to be included. The goal of the national study is to reveal the trending topics, if any, that are connected to occupational illnesses and injuries. The 50 percent matching grant will allow the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, BWC, to distribute 4,000 surveys to different Ohio companies.
Once the surveys are completed, they will be included in national data. Each state will have individualized reports regarding workplace injuries and the frequency at which they occur in the state. The results of the survey are used to correct workplace hazards in order to create more safe workplace environments across the country.
Stakeholders who are interested in the results of the occupational injury study include the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, state policymakers, safety equipment manufacturers, and researchers.
Workplace accidents can leave an employee with a severe injury and heavy financial burdens. If you were injured while working, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Please contact the workplace injury lawyers of Stepleton Dugan, LLC, by calling 513-321-7733 today.