Workplace injuries and illnesses cost employers billions of dollars each year. In 2020, workplace injuries cost U.S. employers $163.9 billion, or more than $1,100 per employee, according to the National Safety Council.
To add insult to (literal) injury, if an incident meets specific requirements, the details must be provided to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Even one reportable injury can increase workers’ compensation costs significantly.
No one wants to be injured on the job; not the worker who experiences pain, suffering and financial hardship—and certainly not the employer. Early and ongoing interventions can reduce OSHA recordable events and make your workplace safer.
While an emergency department (ED) visit is the most common response to most common types of on-the-job injuries, there are other tools employers can use to improve on-site care and how they can help reduce the number of OSHA reportable events. Those tools include:
• First Aid Education
• Prevention, Inspection, Attention
Click here to read more about these options from EHS Today.