The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the wing of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) charged with workplace health issues, has come out with its list of objectives for Healthy People 2020, a program launched by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Among the objectives are to reduce work-related deaths from injuries from 4.0 per 100,000 to 3.6, reduce non-fatal work-related injuries from 4.2 per 100,000 to 3.6, and reduce days away from work due to injury and illness from repetitive motion and overexertion from 29.6 per 10,000 to 26.64.
NIOSH says, for America's businesses to reach these goals, "tailored interventions" will have to be crafted for each industry, each work challenge and possibly each workplace.
OSHA itself is revising its injury and illness program (dubbed I2P2) to help achieve these objectives and will soon require all businesses to implement sound workplace injury and illness programs. Fortunately, Personnel Concepts' best-selling Injury and Illness Prevention Program will help businesses do just that. Get yours today.