Posts Tagged ‘ BLS ’

The Top 7 Causes of Workplace Injuries

Dec 3rd, 2015


While every sub-sector in the construction and manufacturing industries has its own unique safety concerns, most of them share similar risks on the job—moving objects, handling sharp or heavy materials, and elevation changes, among others. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its 2014 data on nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from […]

BLS Report: Worker Injuries Decreased in 2014

Oct 29th, 2015

The rate of injuries and illnesses for U.S. workers in the private sector fell in 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Thursday. That continues a long-term decline that saw about 54,000 fewer cases in 2014 compared with 2013, despite an increase in the reported number of hours worked. In 2014, 3.2 recordable cases occurred per 100 full-time workers in […]

Rise in Construction Employment Spells Rise in Fatalities

Sep 25th, 2015

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Work hours were up in the United States in 2014. Unfortunately, so were work-related fatal injury numbers—particularly in the manufacturing and construction industries. According to recently released preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the number of fatal injuries in the manufacturing and construction sectors were up nine […]

PPI Reports Another Dip in Flat Glass Prices for October

Nov 18th, 2014


Flat glass prices dropped in October for the second straight month. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices dipped 0.2 percent from September to October after seeing a 0.7 percent dip from August to September. It’s only the third month-to-month decrease in prices since […]

PPI Report Shows 0.7-Percent Increase in Flat Glass Prices in August

Sep 22nd, 2014


Flat glass prices increased in August, regaining the upward trend they’ve seen for much of the year. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued this week by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices jumped 0.7 percent from July to August, after seeing their first decrease since January the month before. The […]

New OSHA Rule Presses Employers on Reporting Work-Related Injuries

Sep 18th, 2014

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has beefed up its requirements for employers reporting severe injuries. In updating its “Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements,” OSHA enacted a final rule that will require employers to report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, as well as amputations and losses of an […]

PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Continue to Climb in June

Jul 18th, 2014

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Flat glass prices continue to see in an increase through the first half of 2014 after dipping for much of the second half of 2013. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report issued Tuesday by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices increased 0.2 percent from May to June, getting back on track after […]

6.1 Million Workers Displaced From Jobs Held at Least Three Years

Aug 31st, 2012

From January 2009 through December 2011, 6.1 million workers were displaced from jobs they had held for at least three years, reported the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This was down from 6.9 million for the survey period covering January 2007 to December 2009. In January 2012, 56 percent of workers displaced from 2009-11 […]

BLS Reports Mass Layoffs in December Increases 52 Percent from November

Jan 30th, 2012

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that employers took 1,384 mass layoff actions in December involving 145,648 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month. Each mass layoff involved at least 50 workers from a single employer. The report notes that mass layoff events in December […]