Do I really need a municipality safety program?
When you’re weighing the importance of dedicating time and resources to safety, consider these statistics:
- 39% of work-related vehicle crashes are alcohol related. (National Safety Council)
- A roadway worker is hit and killed every 8 hours in the U.S.
- The fatality rate for excavation work is 112% higher than the rate for general construction. (OSHA)
- Approximately 350 electrical-related fatalities occur each year. (OSHA)
- Vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for Missouri firefighters at work. (MEM)
What’s the real cost of a workplace injury?
The impact of workplace injury and illness extends far beyond the costs of medical care, especially when you consider these indirect areas of impact:
- Group health insurance costs
- Effects on family members
- Loss in productivity
- Skill replacement
- Tight employment market
- Cost of hiring new employees
According to data compiled by Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance, the average cost of a lost-time claim is over $20,000—a cost that could easily be avoided through a genuine commitment to workplace safety.