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    TEXT VERSION OF SLIDE:

    Title: Injury and Illness Prevention Programs: Do They Work?
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    • Implementing injury and illness prevention programs could:
      • Reduce injuries by 15 to 35%
      • Save $9 billion to $23 billion per year in workers' compensation costs
      • Reduce indirect costs

    Speaker Notes:

    OSHA has concluded a comprehensive review of studies looking at the effectiveness of these programs, and on the experience of the states that have implemented injury and illness prevention program requirements, it estimates that these programs could reduce injuries by 15 percent to 35 percent for employers who do not now have safety and health programs.

    At the 15 percent program effectiveness level, this would save $9 billion per year in workers' compensation costs; at the 35 percent effectiveness level those savings balloon to $23 billion per year.

    And again, I remind you these are only the direct cost savings from avoided workers' compensation claims. These programs will also help employers avoid all of the indirect costs that arise when an employee is injured or becomes ill.