AAGR Safety E-news
January 2017 

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     Stats & Stories: Teen Injuries 
Did you know that every 7 minutes, somewhere in the U.S., a teenager is injured seriously enough on the job to go to a hospital emergency room? The good news is that most of these injuries can be prevented if teachers, parents, employers, teens and others work together.
Forty-four percent of all teens aged 15 to 17 work in the "leisure and hospitality" industry.
This includes restaurants and other food services jobs. Retail trade (working in stores) is the second largest industry where teens work. (NIOSH)
Most of the injuries and illnesses happen in food services and drinking places.
Based on emergency room data, 38% of teens who were injured on the job worked in the leisure and hospitality sector.
The retail trade sector had the second highest number of reported injuries and illnesses among youth, with 24% of all injuries. (NIOSH)   Read more

Seven Common Mistakes When It Comes to Workplace Violence

Workplace violence and emergency preparedness arguably were the hottest topics at this year's National Safety Congress in Anaheim, Calif.
The definition of workplace violence does not encompass a violent shooter situation, but any communicated threat, harassment or bullying, said Carol Casteel, associate professor, department of occupational and environmental health at the University of Iowa.
Throughout the session, attendees were polled about workplace violence and live results were revealed. When asked if they had a workplace violence policy in place, just over half, 52 percent, of the audience indicated that they did.
Workers most at-risk of homicide include law enforcement, restaurant, convenience store, taxi service and gas station. Likewise, employees in customer service professions with close public interaction are at risk for violence.  Read more