Tony Martin wrote this absolutely terrific article, which can be viewed in its entirety at; https://www.searchautoparts.com/motorage/technicians-service-repair/true-costs-work-related-injury?page=0,0&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8gvu1EXoUsllmoS5o_4O41A0VttCjvdGBU2YBP0omRvui-AcyK0g2N91sT2azeu_yn5Mxvxrm5H1VGnPuS7OfBdqSJXg&_hsmi=67437367
Points made by Tony include;
- “Where a job-related injury was once viewed as an isolated expense on the company ledger, there is now broad recognition that the costs are much greater than we originally thought.”
- “So what does it cost a company when someone gets hurt on the job? Most of us are aware of the direct costs, which are items like ambulance rides, hospital stays, surgeries, physical rehabilitation, prescriptions, etc.”
- “Conservative estimates place the indirect costs of an injury at up to 4.5 times that of the direct costs. The crushing financial impact of a workplace injury clearly shows that investments in safety can pay back in very short order.“
- “Discipline yourself to wear the appropriate PPE during the workday. This includes safety glasses, hard-toe boots with metatarsal guards, gloves and face shields.”
Please take the time to read the entire article, and thanks to Tony for focusing on this crucial issue!