Post Tagged with: "Equal Pay Day"

June 13, 2012 05:28

So That Everybody Gets a Fair Shot, How About a “Workweek and Occupational Fatality Fairness Act”

[F]emales have been significantly under-represented in occupational fatalities, by a ratio of about one female death on the job per 12 male deaths in most years. Men are disproportionately represented in higher-paying, but higher-risk occupations like mining, fishing, farming and construction.

April 19, 2012 07:48

Next “Equal Occupational Fatality Day” in 2021

In 2010 (the most recent year available), 4,192 men died from fatal injuries while working compared to only 355 women (see chart below), so that women would have to work for almost the next decade to experience the same loss of life on the job as men in just one year.