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TOPIC: Safety-costs

Top 5 Challenges Facing Safety Managers


With new regulations coming from OSHA and the first increase in workplace fatalities since 2010, it is imperative that organizations take the proper steps to keep their employees safe. Safety Managers face increased pressure to maintain compliance, reduce incident rates and ensure employee safety.

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6 Workers' Comp Tips to Reduce Your Costs


Having workers’ compensation coverage is extremely important for employers, especially those in industries where employees are at a daily risk for injury. Every employer wants to improve their safety program and reduce incidents. For new employers, the cost of workers compensation coverage can be staggering to say the least and this often unplanned cost can be a major setback to the business.

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Top 10 Causes and Costs of Workplace Injuries


According to the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling, nonfatal workplace injuries amounted to nearly $62 billion in direct U.S. workers compensation costs, with the top 10 causes equaling $51.06 billion or 82.5 percent of the total cost burden. This translates into more than $1 billion per week spent by businesses on these injuries.



The top five injury causes – overexertion, falls on same level, falls to lower level, struck by object or equipment and other exertions or bodily reactions accounted for 64.8 percent of the total cost burden. The remaining five injury causes combined accounted for 17.7 percent of the total direct cost.





Here is a Breakdown of the Top 10 Causes and Costs of Workplace Injuries:

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Top 5 Challenges Facing Safety Directors


With new regulations coming from OSHA and the first increase in workplace fatalities since 2010, it is imperative that organizations take the proper steps to keep their employees safe. Safety Directors face increased pressure to maintain compliance, reduce incident rates and ensure employee safety.

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Changes to OSHA Record keeping Rules: Steps to Ensure Compliance


Under a final rule that becomes effective January 1, 2017, OSHA will revise its requirements for recording and submitting records of workplace injuries and illnesses. This new rule will require some of this recorded information to be submitted to OSHA electronically for posting to the OSHA website.




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OSHA Fines on the Rise: What You Need to Know


In previous years, groups have argued that OSHA’s penalties for violations were not high enough to effectively deter violations. These groups proposed that if fines were higher, businesses would be less likely to commit violations.

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Safety In A Bad Economy: Prevention Costs Less In Lives And Dollars

Welcome back to this week’s Arbill blog series “Safety In A Bad Economy.” We hope you’ve found it to be informative.

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Safety In A Bad Economy: The High Cost Of Cutting Safety Corners

Welcome back to this week’s Arbill blog series “Safety In A Bad Economy.” We hope you found Monday’s topic, “The Realities Of Reducing Staff And Resources,” helpful and informative.

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Safety In A Bad Economy: The Realities Of Reducing Staff And Resources

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True Costs Of Workplace Safety: The Facts And The Finance (Cont.)

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