North Carolina continues to impress with their historically low workplace injury and illness rates. North Carolina, with a rate of 2.3 cases per 100 employees, is below the national average of 2.8. NC’s Labor Commissioner, Cherie Berry, credits the two decades of success to a safety culture commitment. When speaking specifically in regards to the private construction industry, Berry states, “We are especially pleased that private industry construction saw a significant decrease in its total recordable rate from 2.5 to 1.6 and is significantly below the national rate of 2.8 per 100 full-time workers.” North Carolina has gone above and beyond when it comes to keeping their employees safe, and the numbers are showing that.
As Commissioner Berry’s final term comes to an end, we wanted to give a special thank you to her and her team for the excellent work they have done for NC. We look forward to the success that will continue when commissioner-elect, Josh Dobson, takes over. These stats we provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more information, please click here.