Bureau of Labor Statistics releases employer-
reported workplace injury, illness results
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the results of its
“Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII),” which
show that private industry employers reported nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2014. The rate
reported for 2014 continues a pattern of decline that, with the
exception of 2012, has occurred annually for the last 12 years.
Private industry employers reported nearly 54,000 fewer
nonfatal injury and illness cases in 2014 compared to a year
earlier. With this decline combined with an increase in report-
ed hours worked, the total recordable cases (TRC) incidence
rate fell 0.1 case per 100 full-time workers. The fall in the TRC
rate was driven by a decline in the rate of other recordable
cases, as rates for both cases involving days away from work
(DAFW) and for cases of job transfer or restriction only (DJTR)
were unchanged in 2014.
Manufacturing continued a 17-year trend as the only private
industry sector in which the rate of DJTR cases exceeded the
rate of DAFW cases. The rates for these two case types were
unchanged from a year earlier at 1.2 cases and 1.0 case per
100 full-time workers, respectively.
Nearly 0.7 million of the 2. 8 million
injuries reported occurred in goods-producing industries, which accounted
for 17. 6 percent of private industry employment. Goods-producing industries
accounted for 35. 6 percent of all occupational illness cases in 2014, resulting
in an incidence rate of 26.0 cases per
10,000 full-time workers—down 1.6
After reviewing the report, Assistant
Secretary of Labor for Occupational
Ironworkers training and
apprenticeship center opens
in San Diego
Leaders of the California Field Ironworkers Training Trust have cut the ribbon
on a $5.5 million apprenticeship training center in San Diego.
The Training Trust, also known as the
University of Iron, is the training and apprenticeship program for Ironworkers
Local 229 (San Diego). It also has training centers in Sacramento, Calif., and
Reno, Nev. (Local 118); Los Angeles and
Las Vegas (Locals 416 and 433); Phoenix
(Local 75); Fresno, Calif. (Local 155); and
Benicia, Calif. (Local 377 San Francisco
and Local 378 Oakland, Calif.).
The 10,000-sq.-ft. facility boosts the
University of Iron’s apprenticeship program, adding 26 welding booths and
three large classrooms.
acquires Pangborn Group
United Generations LLC, Waukegan, Ill.,
a privately held family holding company, has acquired the Pangborn Group,
a designer, manufacturer, and supplier
of surface preparation equipment and
related aftermarket parts and services,
from Atlas Holdings LLC.
Based in Fairburn, Ga., Pangborn
employs more than 250 people at nine
facilities around the world. All locations
will remain in operation, and the company headquarters will continue to be
led by the current management team.
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