According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of worker deaths and reported injuries in the US has decreased by more than 60% in the four decades since the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act was passed. However, more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job (a rate of 14/day) and more than 3.6 million suffer a serious job-related injury or illness every year.

Serious job-related injuries or illnesses don’t just hurt workers and their families but can hurt business in a variety of ways. Implementing a safety and health program can improve small- and medium-sized businesses’ safety and health performance, save money and improve competitiveness.

Safety and health programs help businesses:

  • Prevent workplace injuries and illnesses
  • Improve compliance with laws and regulations
  • Engage workers
  • Enhance social responsibility goals
  • Reduce costs, including Workers’ Comp premiums
  • Increase productivity and enhance operations

Every workplace needs a safety and health program. Wherever you are, take a step in the right direction.