In a perfect world, nothing would go wrong on the jobsite. Some people might argue that in an ideal world, we wouldn’t have to work anyway. Unfortunately, as much as we try to obtain to perfection in all areas of our life, the reality is that sooner or later, something is going to go wrong on the job.
The good news is that most injuries in the workplace are 100% preventable if you follow prescribed safety guidelines. If you try and cut corners, your business might be one of the companies that pay over $170 billion per year dealing with workplace injuries and illnesses, according to OSHA.
Roughly 3 million workers in the US private sector are injured on the job each year, with most of these injuries coming from small and mid-sized companies.
Here are the most common injuries that happen in the workplace:
- Handling Materials (32% of all injuries) – this is any activity that involves lifting, lowering, filling, carrying, or emptying an item, and can result in a slew of injuries such as sprains, fractures, cuts, and more. Most of these injuries occur in the manufacturing and retail industries.
- Slip and Falls (16% of all injuries)
- Being struck by an object (10% of all injuries)
Here are the most expensive injury costs:
- Amputation – $102,500
- Dislocation – $97,100
- Electric Shock – $55,000
- Being Crushed – $54,600
- Additional Traumas – $50,000
- Fractures – $42,400
- Inflammation – $24,500
- Sprains – $17,000
Don’t let your business be on the hook for these costly expenses. Even minor scrapes and sprains can add up quickly. The most cost-effective way for your business to save money is to prevent accidents in the first place.
Onsite Safety specializes in safety training and consulting that is designed to save your business money while helping to save lives at the same time. Let us make your business safer, more productive, and more profitable by helping you meet and exceed OSHA guidelines.
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