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Employee injuries cost U.S. businesses more than a billion dollars each week

March 04, 2014 - Posted by Langdon Dement

According to the 2013 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses in 2011 amounted to $55.4 billion in direct U.S. workers’ compensation costs. This translates into more than a billion dollars spent by businesses each week on the most disabling injuries.

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Topics: workplace safety, Featured

Customized training an investment in safer workplaces, employees

February 28, 2014 - Posted by Teri Hale

Whether you work in a large organization or a small-to-medium size business, there are advantages associated with offering online safety training to your employees.

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Topics: training, workplace safety, Featured

Failure to address ergonomic risk factors can be a costly oversight

February 26, 2014 - Posted by Langdon Dement

Every year thousands of workers are affected by ergonomic risk factors that can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and other types of injuries and illnesses. Since there is no federal Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) standard for ergonomics, many employers overlook the importance of this discipline that costs billions of dollars per year.

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Topics: workplace safety, Featured

Safety leadership extends far beyond a punch line or pithy quote

February 19, 2014 - Posted by Eric Glass

I frequently use inspirational quips and quotes in articles and presentations. One popular saying, in particular, always makes me roll my eyes and sigh with disbelief:

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Topics: workplace safety, Featured