"A focus on prevention can dramatically cut the number of on-the-job injuries suffered every year."
A Risk & Insurance® e-newsletter article, in collaboration with Concentra©. Published April 11, 2019.
"Every employer wants to keep their workers safe and healthy. But some of the latest data suggests their efforts are falling short, and it comes at a steep cost.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that 2.9 workplace injuries occurred for every 100 full-time employees in 2017, totaling about 3.3 million nationally. Collectively, workplace injuries cost the U.S. economy roughly $52 billion to $60 billion per year — that’s at least $1 billion per week.
The impact comes not just from expensive medical treatment, but from absenteeism,
decreased productivity, and increased employee turnover as well."
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