Visalia, CA (PressExposure) July 18, 2007 -- Accidents in the workplace have gone up over the last five years, a survey by EnviroSafetyProducts ( http://envirosafetyproducts.com ) reveals. The survey took into account trends over the last five years to find a dramatic increase in the number of reported accidents. In light of increasing legislation in the area, this is a concerning issue for employers and health commentators alike.
The news comes as a concern to industry insiders, although several theories have been presented to justify this increase. Scott Newton of EnviroSafetyProducts ( http://envirosafetyproducts.com ) suggests that heightened awareness of legislation and compensation claims have caused this figure. "Of course any increase in the number of reported incidents is of concern, but I think we need to remember the vast social changes that have occurred in this area over the last five years. Nevertheless it is imperative that employers now cover themselves more than ever to avoid the problems associated with an accident in the workplace".