Risk and danger can pop up in seemingly safe professional environments. No matter what kind of workplace an organization maintains, leaders must never lose their urgency or focus on keeping up with sensible and proactive safety protocols. Even one accident in the workplace can have painful and long-lasting effects – for both the injured individual and the company itself.
OSHA indicates there are numerous expenses tied to workplace injuries, starting with workers’ compensation. U.S. employers pay an estimated $1 billion in workers’ compensation every week. On top of that, every day an employee is out of the office brings extra costs: from the direct expense of paying medical and legal fees, to the indirect cost of training and paying temporary replacement personnel or the lost productivity from working shorthanded.
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