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According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor by OSHA, the maximum number of workplace fatalities was in the year 1994, and the least number was in 2002. According to the statistics, people who cut timber or work with metals, fly airplanes, who is involved in roof and extractive activities have a big level of fatal risks at their workplace(OSHA). At the same time, drivers and workers of construction have to endanger their lives as a part of their activity at work. The statistics shows that “according to the information from the year 2000, timber cutters met with 122.1 fatalities per 100,000 employees, which was the highest count, while truck drivers met with 27.6 fatalities per 100,000 employees. The fatalities observed in other professions ranged between these two values” (OSHA). The fact that there is a high number of fatalities, OSHA may do the research and all, but are the employees understanding they are part of something that can harm them. It can happen to anyone if they know or not. One day you had a safe day at work but the next day you’re at a hospital with minor or major injuries. Research shows that accidents at work cost billions per year for companies. But the quantity of deaths and injuries at workplace is still very high. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “injuries and accidents at workplace cost American businesses more than $156 billion annually. Even having laws and safety guidelines at workplace, nearly 5.200 employees die from workplace injuries in the private sector of business. The results of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration” (OSHA). That is the federal agency that oversees workplace safety, workplace exposure to illness contributed to as many as 50,000 deaths last year and nearly 4.3 million people suffered non-fatal workplace injuries and illness. Even if the number of workplace illnesses and injuries is high, the workplace safety has increased in the past three decades. Safety programs that were provided in private industries have helped to save lives of workers. 

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