Sturtevant, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/12/2016 -- Topper Industrial shared recent National Safety Council data revealing that while most companies have begun reporting on leading indicators, 24% still depend on lagging indicators. Similarly, a full one quarter of respondents' employees do not have access to technology, making real-time reporting nearly impossible.
Data collected at the National Safety Council were unsurprising, but the normalcy of these statistics is shocking:
-22% of organizations still use manual processes to manage EHS activities
-Though 80% of respondents believe more safety hazards would be reported if they had access to a mobile reporting app, only 8% of organizations use mobile applications for reporting purposes
-When an incident occurs, the most common reporting process is to email or call a supervisor (33%), which is unsurprising given almost half of the survey's respondents spend all day, every day dealing with EHS-related matters
Despite this archaic manual processes the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) reported the overall rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work – as well as the number of median days needed to recover – decreased in 2015, according to data released earlier this month.
In 2015, 104.0 injury and illness cases per 10,000 full-time workers resulted in days away from work – a 2.9 percent decrease from the 107.1 rate recorded in 2014. For private industry, the rate was 93.9 – a drop of nearly 4 percent from the 2014 rate of 97.8.
The number of median days away from work, considered a "key measure of severity of injuries and illnesses" by BLS, fell to eight in 2015 from nine in 2014.
Two occupations that experienced lower incidence rates in 2015 were heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers and nursing assistants. The rates among drivers fell nearly 16 percent to 298.7 cases per 10,000 full-time workers from 355.4 cases in 2014. Nursing assistants' rates declined almost 7.3 percent to 327.8 in 2015 from 353.6 the previous year.
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About Topper Industrial
For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, (http://www.TopperIndustrial.com) based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company's product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper's material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.
Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. The Topper Industrial client roster includes Anderson Windows, Detroit Diesel, Honda, Kia Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Aramark, Johnson Controls, Whirlpool, and Caterpillar. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd. Call 800-529-0909