Workplace injury, illness, and death cost the American employer (and taxpayer) more than $170 billion a year. According to the latest statistics from the Bureau of Labor, there were 4,690 work-related deaths in 2010, the second-lowest number since records have been kept in 1992. Investing in occupational safety training can save you money.
However, there were over 3 million non-fatal work-related accidents and incidents and there were almost 1 million workdays lost.
The three most common workplace accidents have all shown a reduction in recent years: Highway incidents, which are the most common cause of fatal occupational injuries, have gone down to 1,044 in 2010.
Workplace homicides have been reducing by 50%, to 518 in 2010.Read More about Investing in Occupational Safety can Make you Save Money, Find out How!