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    TEXT VERSION OF SLIDE:

    Title:  SALES TO COVER COSTS*
    Type: Data Slide with Images
    Content:
     
    Accident Costs 1% Profit 2% Profit 3% Profit
    $ 1,000 $ 100,000 $ 50,000 $ 33,000
    $ 5,000
    (circled in yellow)
    $ 500,000 $ 250,000
    (Circled in yellow with note: It is necessary to sell an additional $250,000 in products or services to pay the cost of $5,000 annual losses
    $ 167,000
    $ 10,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 500,000 $ 330,000
    $ 25,000 $ 2,500,000 $ 1,250,000 $ 833,000
    $ 100,000 $ 10,000,000 $ 5,000,000 $ 3,330,000
    * Source: OSHA's Safety Pays Web Site, 2004

    [Includes clipart image of money tree.]

    Speaker Notes:

    From the OSHA Safety Pays website.

    Another way to view the negative impact of even one accident on the business --

    If your profit averages 2% and Direct/Indirect costs total $5,000 then you need an additional 1/4 million dollars in sales to break even --