$1 billion Amount of Workers Comp paid to U.S. employees each week.
More than 50% of the nonfatal injuries are caused by overexertion or falling. Indirect costs of injuries may be 20 times more than direct costs. Indirect: Training replacement employees, accident investigation, lost productivity, etc. Direct: Workers’ comp payments, medical expenses, legal services
Set up 6 month, 1 year and milestone safety awards and giveaways for all participating employees. “Safety First” should be key part of company’s strategic planning.