Module 1 - Safety & Health Payoffs
Why do I need a Safety and Health Program?
|FACT: Nearly 24,000 workers are injured every 8 hour work day.
||FACT: Almost 17 of these
workers die each day.
|FACT: These injuries cost society $127.7 billion in 1997, according to the National Safety Council figures.
Can a safety and health program really make a difference? Yes [Sound Clip, 22 seconds].
An effective safety and health program makes all the difference in preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The result is lower accident-related costs. Other benefits include reduced absenteeism, lower turnover, higher productivity, and improved employee morale. And it's the right thing to do. Safety does pay [Sound Clip, 26 seconds].
Do you know how much accidents in your workplace are really costing? Go to the next page.
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