What do your employers do to help maintain a safe environment?
Have you ever felt unsafe at work?
Often times employers, in an attempt to save money or preserve resources, neglect to provide employees with a safe work environment or basic safety training. Ironically this type of thinking often costs employers more in the long run. When a workplace injury occurs the costs can quickly mount.
Between medical expenses and loss wages, the most costly injuries workers suffer are amputations followed by broken bones/crush injuries. Trauma and burns account for the third and fourth most costly injuries at work.
Employers who focus more on prevention and keep workers safety a priority will save great employees as well as money. Safety programs that protect against the most dangerous risks – falls or height related risks – will protect construction workers.