OSHA makes business case for safety and health
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently launched a new topics page on its Website aimed at demonstrating that investment in workplace safety and health makes good business sense.
The “Making the Business Case for Safety and Health” page is a product of several alliances with OSHA. Information on the page focuses on how a comprehensive safety program can help an employer save money and improve business. It contains direct links to resources showing the costs of workplace injuries and illnesses, economic benefits of workplace safety and health and how accounting for employee safety in the design stage of a project can result in fewer injuries and illnesses and increased productivity. It also includes success stories, case studies and tools for getting started on improving safety and health in the workplace.
“This new safety and health topics page serves as a‘one-stop shopping’ tool for information on how investing in workplace safety and health can improve a company’s productivity and bottom line,” said Ed Foulke, OSHA administrator. “OSHA continues to seek ways to offer services and programs that assist and guide employers on the responsible path to occupational safety and health.”
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