Slight, but Steady, Increase in Michigan’s On-the-Job Deaths
According to an annual Michigan State University report, while the number of on-the-job deaths has remained relatively consistent over the past five years, preliminary numbers for 2016 indicate that the number is increasing. An estimated 147 Michigan workers died in the workplace last year up from 136 confirmed deaths in 2015. (Click on icon to view report full-size.)
The Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program, or MIFACE is one of the work-related research projects conducted by MSU. The purpose of the MIFACE program – administered by the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, part of the College of Human Medicine – is to investigate all work-related deaths in the state and identify ways to prevent them by educating employers and employees.
Information, including results from fatality investigations, are distributed to all companies performing similar work and industry hazard alerts are also widely distributed.
- Kenneth Rosenman, Debra Chester, Sarina Gleason via MSU Today