The Hidden Cost of a Workplace Fatalities: 43 Billion Dollars

While even the non-fatal injury can cost a company ten’s of thousands of dollars (as noted in OHShub.com’s post: The Hidden Cost of Unsafe Behavior: Running the Numbers, even more unbelievable is the cost of a fatality.  NIOSH has produced a document entitled, The Cost of Fatal Injuries to Civilian Workers in the [...]

The Hidden Cost of Unsafe Behavior – Running the Numbers

According to information provided in a report by a nationwide insurance company, approximately 60% of company executives figure that their companies save $3 for every dollar spent on safety programs.  A $10,000,000.00 company that spends 1% of their budget on safety can figure to save approximately $300,000.00.  OSHA puts the figure to be more likely [...]

OHSAS 18001 Explained

Often used in conjunction with ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) OHSAS 18001 2007 is a voluntary occupational health and safety management standard  that was developed by the OHSAS Project Group and sets the criteria for health and safety management requirements for various health and safety programs.  The goal of OHSAS [...]