Ever need to show upper management that safety saves money? One employer recently quantified the savings realized after putting more emphasis on workplace safety.
Bradley County, TN, says it recently saved more than $125,000 in 2008 compared to 2007 because of its upgraded safety inspections. It’s a 47% drop in workers’ comp expenses, according to a report in The Chattanoogan.
The County Safety Department said it had a 23% decrease in workers’ comp claims.
The county attributes the savings to stepped up safety training, employee awareness and quarterly safety classes for all employees.
The safety director also inspected all 33 county buildings at least once during the year for hazards that could result in an injury.
The county says it’s been more thorough than the state OSHA inspections would be.
OSHA has resources available online to help businesses quantify how much safety saves.
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