Every year companies spend millions of dollars on OSHA penalties and billions on occupational injuries and illness costs. Thankfully prevention programs are able to cut these costs and save you money.
Slips, trips and falls may be more costly than you think. According to the National Safety Council, total costs of falls are about $206 billion annually for U.S. companies.
By now, getting an MRI scan almost feels like a default option whenever an employee has pain or soreness. After all, isn’t it helpful to have that highlevel diagnostic scan to know what’s really going on in the body? Unfortunately, that’s not always true.
Within work environments, there are a number of common positions which can lead to strain or injury. Some of the problems we see on a regular basis can be easily prevented by keeping an eye on these easily preventable positions.
New federal requirements helping prevent workplace injuries and illnesses were released on August 10, 2016.
Back pain is so prevalent in U.S. workforces that it might as well become a budget item. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), back pain is second only to headaches in terms of frequency, and the costs from lost productivity can be formidable.
Opioid abuse is a growing epidemic in the workplace. Many people may think that prescription opioids are safe, since they’re part of a physician-approved treatment plan. But the price of addiction is detrimental to employers.