The public sector is one of the largest employers in the United States. Public employees work in unique jobs that are not often found outside the public sector (waste water treatment, water distribution, road maintenance, EMS, etc.) and common jobs (office environments, building maintenance, food preparation, etc.). Just like their private sector counterparts, they have the right to a safe and healthy working environment. “The injury and illness rate in 2012 for state government workers was 4.4 per 100 workers and 6.1 for local government workers, nearly double the rate in private industry and unchanged from 2011.” Death on the Job, AFL/CIO, May, 2014. Using data from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the AFL/CIO highlights the extreme risk that public employees face on the job.
These unique working environments and risks take a safety professional who is familiar with public working environments to fully meet your safety needs. We have experience and expertise working with the public sector and providing the safety and health help you need to reach your goals. Our experience with public entities, both large and small, gives us the understanding of the challenges the pubic employer and the public employee faces. By partnering with both management and labor, we can build safety solutions to your complex and unique safety problems to reduce your risks and thereby lower your injuries and illnesses.