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Researchers challenge Labor Dept to fix its annual count of injuries, misses 70% of work-related burns

Researchers at Michigan State University offer more evidence that the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual estimate of occupational injury and illnesses grossly misses the mark on the actual count of work-related health harm. How many more studies are needed before the Secretary of Labor addresses the problem?

While we’re on vacation, we’re re-posting content from earlier in the year. This post was originally published on March 9, 2011. By Celeste Monforton “Death takes no holidays in industry and commerce,” is how Labor Secretary Willard Wirtz described the toll of on-the-job death and disability for U.S. workers. The Secretary’s remarks in 1968 were…