Burns are a common injury at home and in the workplace. Even with safety guidelines, there is still a considerable number of burns the happen on the job each year. In a 2011 report from the "Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters," researchers found that 40 percent of all burn deaths were related to workplace explosions and fires. Unfortunately, there is a higher degree of men who experience burn injuries on the job.
In a recent blog post, we wrote about how work-related illness and deaths had declined across the United States in 2015. That good news for national workers has not extended to Minnesota.
There are many occupations that require workers to use chemicals. Exposure to some of these substances can be harmful.
Workplace injuries and illnesses are on the decline. This is good news for workers, as it is a sign workplaces are becoming safer.