Study: NH is the safest state to work
Business.org finds a 50% drop in fatalities in state from 2016 to 2017
New Hampshire is the safest state to work in, according to a recently released analysis Business.org.
The website, which looked at 2017 data measuring the increase in fata and nonfatal accidents in the U.S., found that there were 11 work-related fatalities in New Hampshire – a 50% drop form 2016, when there were 22. The total gave New Hampshire a score of 98.9 out of 100 – the highest mark earned by any state.
To come up with the score, Business.org analyzed data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics measuring the number of fatal workplace injuries per 100,000 residents who are 18 and older. It also factored in the percentage change from 2016 to 2017. Each measurement was normalized on a scale from 0 to 1, with 1 indicating a positive score and 0 negatively impacting the final score.
The analysis also found that while California – the most populous state – had 376 work fatalities in 2017, it was from being the most dangerous. That title wen tot North Dakota, where there were 38 deaths in 2017, a 35.7% increase from 2016. It was followed by Alaska, where there 35 deaths. Third was Vermont, were there was a 120% increase in work-related fatalities between 2016 and 2017 – from 10 to 22.