While workers recognize safety as a serious issue in the workplace, their perceptions about their greatest safety risks do not match reality, according to a recent National Safety Council survey.

Accidental injury, which is the leading cause of death for people under 40 and the fifth leading cause of death for all ages, ranked third behind violent crime and natural disasters as the top safety concerns among American workers. The survey also found that more feel safer at home than they do at work, when in fact the opposite is true, according to national injury data.

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