A Business Insurance and Risk Update
Employers are responsible for providing a safe work environment for their employees. Here is an unbelievable fact from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Before OSHA was created 43 years ago, an estimated 14,000 workers were killed on the job every year. Today, workplaces are much safer and healthier.
Common workplace health and safety hazards include communicable disease, transportation accidents, workplace violence, slipping and falling, toxic events (particularly chemical and gas exposure), being struck by objects, electrocution or explosion, repetitive motion and ergonomic injuries, and hearing loss, according to an article in Inc. Magazine, by Josh Spiro.
Here are a few things you can do to continue to protect your employees. Remember, a safe workplace increases productivity, employee morale, and more importantly, keeps employees safe.