Fatal Workplace Accidents: Older Workers have Highest Death Rates

According to data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Program of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, older workers are more likely to die on the job than workers in general. The number of aging adults that are mortally injured on the job has increased since 1992. Learn what to do if you notice a hazard or unsafe working conditions to make your workplace safe to work.

  • Report the hazard or any unsafe working conditions to your employer.
  • Go to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) if the employer doesn’t respond to alleviate the unsafe working condition.
  • You have the right to speak up. OSHA has a program that can protect your information where you can file a complaint anonymously.
  • If the employer decides to take disciplinary action against you, contact the union, the union has the right to file a grievance to get your job back.
  • Visit https://www.osha.gov/ to find out more about the whistleblower protection.

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