While workplace injuries and illnesses cost employers an estimated $170 billion every year, the costs among them vary greatly. We often hear of companies complaining about the costs of PPE and safety equipment in roles where they don’t suspect the injuries to occur or not understanding the costs of them when they do. Regardless of cost, the important factor is the wellness and safety of the employees.
Thankfully the most costly injuries aren’t typically the most common. Below are a few of the most expensive injuries per occurrence:
- Electric Shock
While some of those injuries have an individual cost over $100k, even inflammation can cost an employer nearly $25k. The key to injury and illness prevention is regular risk assessments followed by implementing any necessary changes. For best results in addition to your risk and safety teams, include employees from each role in your assessments and planning. Those individuals who are exposed to the environment and job duties on a daily basis can give great insight into things that may be easily overlooked by others who aren’t performing the essential duties for extended periods of time.
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