OSHA compliance shouldn’t just be about meeting the bare minimum requirements.
While employers do have a duty to provide a safe environment for their workers, being proactive about workplace safety and health also improves your company’s bottom line.
Every year, workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses cost the U.S. billions of dollars. In Liberty Mutual’s 2018 Workplace Safety Index, the company estimated that in 2015, employers paid more than $1 billion per week towards workers’ compensation costs for disabling workplace injuries.
According to the National Safety Council, work-related injuries and deaths cost the U.S., employers, and individuals an estimated $151 billion in 2016. That number includes costs associated with injuries and illnesses, such as workers’ compensation payments, medical expenses, lost productivity, and OSHA penalties.
By implementing effective safety and health management systems, you’ll significantly reduce injuries and illnesses in the workplace. Therefore, you’ll greatly improve your bottom line.
Additionally, companies that make these improvements usually see significant improvement in both productivity and morale.
Top Workplace Safety & Health Compliance Resources for Employers
OSHA offers several resources for improving workplace safety & health programs.
- OSHA’s $afety Pays Program: Employers can assess the impact of injuries and illnesses on their bottom line with OSHA’s “$afety Pays” program. The tool uses a company’s profit margin, the average costs of an injury or illness, and an indirect cost multiplier to project the amount of sales a company would need to generate to cover those costs.
- OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program: These inspections are confidential and separate from OSHA enforcement all at no-cost to the employer. Consultants from state agencies will work with businesses to identify and correct potential hazards.
- Medical Surveillance Programs: Medical surveillance provides an all-in-one approach to keeping employees healthy. A comprehensive program will include medical testing, PPE fitting, and other OSHA compliant examinations.
On-Site Medical Surveillance
When it comes to that medical surveillance program, you’ll want something quick and convenient, yet thorough.
With Worksite Medical, you can get all the resources of a lab brought directly to your worksite. We’ll tailor a comprehensive medical surveillance program to your specific needs. Our services include physical testing, heavy metal labs, fit testing, x-rays, and more. And, we safely maintain all of your team’s medical records, and provide you with quick access.
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