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TOPIC: Reduce-workplace-injuries

The True Cost of Workplace Injuries: Calculating the Impact

According to the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling, nonfatal workplace injuries amounted to nearly $62 billion in direct workers compensation costs, last year. This is a very large number and represents a huge cost to employers, but when you take into account indirect costs, that number dramatically increases to $250 billion each year.

So how are direct and indirect costs defined and how can you calculate the true cost of an injury and its effect on your organization?

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Reduce Workplace Injuries: 5 Steps to Take Today

According to the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, nonfatal workplace injuries amounted to nearly $62 billion in direct U.S. workers compensations costs (more than a billion dollars per week). When you combine the direct and indirect costs, the average cost of a workplace injury is $100,000. With the potential for additional costs, due to OSHA fines and other legal action.

As you can see, workplace injuries can be very costly. There is the financial impact, as well as the emotional toll that an injury can take on your employees and your organization. It is imperative that you take the proper steps to reduce injuries and ensure your employees go home safely after every shift. 

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Arbill Launches New Safety Magazine - Get Your Free Copy!

Since our founding in 1945, Arbill has been and continues to be a leader in workplace safety. As the leading provider of safety services, safety technology and safety products, Arbill is literally saving lives every day at industrial worksites throughout the United States.

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And the number 1 OSHA violation is...

 At the end of each fiscal year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases a list of the top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations. These violations are reported following inspections of workplaces.

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Tips To Help You (and your co-workers) Prepare For The Summer Heat

In 2014, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job. The numbers don’t lie – if you or your co-workers are not prepared, without a doubt; heat can kill or cause serious injuries.  

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Safety Secrets You Need To Know (part 2 of 2)

Before moving to the second half of our 2-part series this week, let’s review some of the safety secrets discussed previously. In our first blog, we covered how you can influence your employees to develop and maintain a safe work environment, in addition to applied safety measures you can take to effectively reduce the possibility of an accident occuring. We discussed the concepts of frequent safety training, making tool and equipment checks, incorporating safety into your personal behavior as a manager, locking up equipment, and monitoring electricity usage.

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Safety Secrets You Need To Know (part 1 of 2)

This week Arbill will be posting 2 blogs on safety secrets that your business should know. We have identified 9 total secrets that will help your business protect its employees. We will cover 5 of the 9 secrets in the first post and the balance in the second. If you don’t want to wait until the end of the week to read all 9 secrets, you can click here to download our white paper that includes all 9.

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What's Wrong With This Picture?

Take a look at this picture, and then think about what this man is doing wrong. Could it be that he’s grabbing the box with just his palms? Or that he’s not grabbing it from the bottom? Not necessarily. The real problem is the way he’s standing; he is putting a lot of unnecessary and risky strain on his back. 

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Make A Safety Difference

Do your workers feel they are safe on the job? Do they work without fear of getting hurt and the impact it would have on their family? Do they trust their employer to do everything possible to train and protect them so they can go home safely at the end of the day?

I’m often asked to speak at conferences and industry functions on the topic of safety and keeping workers safe. It’s a topic that my family has embraced with a passion for three generations, starting with my grandfather in 1945 when he saw the need to protect local workers with proper hand protection.

My grandfather’s vision grew to protect more workers with different forms of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and eventually training and education. Today, my sister, Robyn Zlotkin, and I own and operate a business that protects more than 360,000 workers a day. 

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Staggering OSHA Stats

As the leading supplier of safety training, programs and Personal Protective Equipment, Arbill Safety Experts are often asked about fatal injuries in the workplace. Maybe it is a morbid curiosity or perhaps people just want to be reminded that the absolute worst can and does happen on the job.

Of course, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports on injuries, fatalities, illnesses and more throughout the year, so this information is available and should be shared.


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