BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana Workforce Commission released the results of a new survey Monday from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. It showed Louisiana ranks second nationally for worker safety.
The survey applied to the rate of injury and illness in 2014 for private-sector employers and shows it to be the best level in 13 years.
A total of 41 states participated in the survey. Louisiana trailed only behind the District of Columbia for the rate of non-fatal, workplace-related injuries and illnesses.
The survey showed Louisiana improved to two incidents per 100 full-time workers. That's down from 2.2 in 2013 and the national average was 3.2.
"Workplace safety clearly has become a top priority for Louisiana companies and their employees," said Curt Eysink, executive director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission. "In addition to the inherent benefits of fewer injuries, their commitment to safety also is leading to lower costs for workers' compensation insurance."
You can reach the Louisiana Workforce Commission for free consultation services to help improve workplace safety at 1 (800) 201-2497.