Today, Labor Day will be celebrated across the country. Much has changed in the working world since the first celebration of Labor Day in 1882. One vast improvement has been in the area of workplace safety. For example, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that there was an 85 percent reduction in mining-related injuries between 1940 and 2007.
Preventing injuries in today’s workplace is not impossible – we still have a long way to go. Although workers’ compensation plans are uniformly applied, good processes and open communications need to be implemented in order to avoid safety issues.
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