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LITTLE OSHA MISTAKES THAN CAN COST YOU MILLIONS

Little OSHA Mistakes That Can Cost You •MILLIONS. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is commonly thought of as a red tape-laden, bureaucratic behemoth government organization that stunts job growth and reduces bottom-line profits. Yet the facts state otherwise. Take a look at the facts & stats below. Some will surprise you, others will shock you, but all point to a singular, indisputable fact: OSHA actually saves companies money in the long run. REDUCED WORKERS’ COMPENS ATION C OSTS 26% $1 spent 10% S $5 A 2012 study by the University savings of California and Harvard University concluded that work- place injury claims dropped nearly 10% for employers who had undergone an OSHA inspection. The same study showed an average savings of 26% for total workers' compensation costs for the same group of employers. One study showed that for every $1 spent on safety programs, $5 is saved in accident avoidance and other related savings. These statistics prove Safety pays in the long run. the old adage: MORE INSPECTIONS = M ORE SAVINGS According to some analysts, more frequent OSHA inspections would save the U.S. economy around $6 billion per year. Even with a widespread inspection schedule, OSHA can't prevent all accidents from happening. Each year, workplaces fatalities, injuries and illnesses add over $170 billion in costs. 6BILLION PER YEAR $170 savings + BILLI ON The general consensus is that more aggressive OSHA action would stop supervisors and workers from "cutting corners." in costs WHAT KINDS OF ACCID ENTS DOES OS IΑPREVE NT? Accidents are expensive - last year, $93 million was spent on carpentry-related falls - just one part of one industry's accident expenses! The 3 most common OSHA standards that are violated are: Construction fall protection $93 MILLION General industry hazard communication accident expense UNDER Construction scaffolding CONSTRUCTION SOMETHING M ONEY D OESN'T MEASURE - OSHA'S LIFE-SAVING BENEFIT OSHA legislation has helped reduce the numbers of daily on-the-job fatalities in America. 40 In 1970, the average daily death toll for American 30 laborers was 38. Today, that number has been reduced by almost two-thirds. In 2014, 20 there were 14 worker 10 fatalities per day. 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 Year As you can see, these statistics show that OSHA saves employers and companies in total operating costs. And it's not just money; numerous lives are saved as well. Becoming OSHA compliant is a worthwhile goal for any employer AND employee. ForkliftCertification.com can help you gain OSHA-approved training for pennies on the dollar. As our facts above illustrated, investing in safety is a smart idea. And the best thing about FLC is that you don't need a ton of money to get your safety program started. Give our OSHA forklift safety experts a call at (888) 278-8896 for more information. "Randomized Government Safety Inspections Reduce Worker Injuries with No Detectable Job Loss" https://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quícktakes/qt05292012sis.html NFLC "Job Killer? Try Bottom Line Booster: Workplace Safety Inspections Save Money, Jobs, Limbs" http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/job-killer-try-bottom-line-booster-workplace-safety-inspections-save-money-jobs-limbs/ "Lower-Level Lifts Raise Productivitys1703cH/9517c03c/10 http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/951 ForkliftCertification.com OSHA https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html Fatalities per day

LITTLE OSHA MISTAKES THAN CAN COST YOU MILLIONS

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Many workers resent hearing the acronym OSHA, but our infographic shows that you should be thanking OSHA for being around. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was created to improve safe...

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