The better questions is, do you use them? In January (2015) in the Near North Side neighborhood of Chicago, a construction worker was pinned and killed by a crane and because his accident was fatal OSHA was called in to do a formal investigation.
Safety Procedures are Less Expensive Than an Accident!
796 construction workers were killed on the job in 2013. That’s a staggering number.
Maybe there isn’t a whole lot we can say about the importance of utilizing safety procedures, that you probably don’t already know, but the old saying goes: “accidents happen.” And these days, accidents are not only tragic, but costly for everyone involved.
I’m not just talking about insurance premiums either. Missed work and deadlines can quickly become expensive, too. Doctor bills and equipment replacement could easily tip your business upside down.
According to OSHA.gov there are four major types of accidents. OSHA calls them the “fatal four,” They are:
Falling – 36.9-percent (294 of 796 people)
Struck by an object – 10.3-percent (82 of 796 people)
Electrocutions – 8.9-percent (71 of 796 people)
Caught in/between – 2.6-percent (21 of 796 people)
Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 468 workers’ lives in America every year.
While these numbers represent the 2013 calendar year, accidents still happen. Preventing them should be a major priority for your business and here at CCN, it’s something we are constantly talking about.
Safety procedures shouldn’t just be a weekly meeting agenda item
Safety procedures have a direct impact on the work that you and your business do and should be held in great importance.
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