Data published by the National Safety Council (NSC) captures how a new employee is injured every seven seconds here in North Carolina and the rest of the country. This means that 510 workers are hurt each hour or 12,600 of them are injured each day. Around 4,600,000 individuals are hurt on the job each year. Certain workers perform specific tasks that are more vulnerable to getting hurt than others.
The occupations with the highest injury rates include production and manufacturing, community service workers such as police and firefighters and manufacturing ones. Individuals who work in the shipping or transportation roles or repair, maintenance and installation ones are also at significantly higher risk of getting hurt on the job than others.