Business Case for Safety and Health
The following is additional information on the business case for safety and health from OSHA, other federal and state agencies, other organizations, and other countries.
OSHA Success Stories and Case Studies
- OSHA and Abbott Case Studies. Through their Alliance, OSHA and Abbott worked with the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business to develop case studies that communicate the business value and competitive advantages of an effective safety and health program.
- OSHA and Graphics Arts Coalition Case Study: "Ritrama Invests in Safety and Improves Its Bottom Line." OSHA. (June 2007). Ritrama, a multi-national corporation, designed and implemented a program to educate the managers, supervisors and employees about safe work practices and company-specific procedures at a manufacturing plant. As a result of the program, the company reduced its workers' compensation premiums, increased productivity and product quality, and improved its employee recruitment and retention.
- OSHA and Washington Group International Case Study: "Washington Group International Designs and Builds a Mixed-Waste Treatment Facility." OSHA. (February 2007). Through the OSHA and Washington Group International Alliance, Washington Group International worked with OSHA to develop this case study that describes how Washington Group International incorporated its design for safety process into the construction of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Facility in eastern Idaho. The case study reviews the positive impact that designing for safety had on workplace safety and health at the project.
- Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Success Stories. Highlight the improved safety and health performance achieved by participants in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).
- Business Case for VPP: Experiences at Rohm & Haas Powder Coatings. Rohm & Hass Power Coatings (PDF*). (March 30, 2004).
- OSHA Strategic Partnership Program Success Stories. Highlight the improved safety and health performance achieved by participants in OSHA's Strategic Partnership Program.
- Small Business Success Stories. Stories about small businesses that have improved their safety and health programs, including companies that have participated in OSHA's On-site Consultation Program and Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).
- For additional information, see Success Stories and Case Studies page.
- Does It Really Work? How to Evaluate Safety and Health Changes in the Workplace. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-135, (March 2004).
- Safety Pays for Everyone. Maine Department of Labor, SafetyWorks Consultation Program.
- Safety Pays OSHA Consultation Services. Oklahoma Department of Labor.
- Business Benefits of Safety and Health. England, Health and Safety Executive. Includes case studies showing how businesses have benefited from improving safety and health management.
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