Mechanical industry workers are much safer now than they were in the past. For example, the aggregate MCAA member incidence rate for recordable worker injuries fell over a 21 year period from 8.2 in 1998 to 1.2 in 2018, and the lost workday cases incidence rate fell from 3.9 in 1998 to 0.2 in 2018. However, there is still work to do, especially in the areas of manual handling of materials/physical stress, falls, and struck by object hazards. Recent data shared with us by long-time partner in safety CNA highlights where we need to focus our attention concerning mechanical industry injury frequency and severity. The data is specific to MCAA member firms insured by CNA.
|Mechanical Industry WC Claims (Frequency)||2016||2017||2018|
|Manual Handling/Physical Stress||23%||26%||23%|
|Slip/Trip (Same level with or without a fall)||15%||13%||15%|
|Struck By (Moving/flying object/liquid)||21%||17%||19%|
|Sum of Incurred WC Claim Losses (Severity)||2016||2017||2018|
|Falls from Elevation||7%||7%||53%|
|Manual Handling/Physical Stress||28%||28%||9%|
|Slip/Trip (Same level with or without a fall)||18%||17%||13%|
|Struck By (Moving/flying object/liquid)||18%||14%||9%|
MCAA Safety Resources Will Help You Address These Areas…and More
If you’re ready to start addressing the areas that still need work, MCAA is here to help. Our website includes a full range of resources to help you protect your workers from injury and comply with applicable safety regulations. Here’s where to find them:
On our Direct Links to MCAA & MSCA Safety Resources page, where they’re listed by category with links.
In the Resource Center, where you can use the blue Refine Your Search bar to pinpoint exactly what you’re looking for.
Have questions or need personal assistance?
Contact MCAA’s Pete Chaney.