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How Visual Aids Improve Workplace Safety

HOW VISUAL AIDS GAN IMPROVE SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE THE COSTLY IMPACT OF WORKPLACE INJURIES 15% 10% 5% Industrial workers are almost 15% more likely to be injured or get sick at work. In 2011 alone, there 50% were more than 3.6 MILLION workplace injuries of occupational injuries and illnesses result in & 4,600 WORKERS missed work days. were killed on the job. 2$ 24 2$ 2$ Occupational injuries and illnesses cost $170 billion per year. ABC'S OF WORKPLACE SAFETY: ! ATTENTION ВЕНAVIOR CONTROL HOW VISUAL AIDS CAN IMPROVE WORKPLACE SAFETY Companies who implement effective safety and health programs can expect to see their injury and illness rates reduced by 20% or more. Employee injuries accounting for 6-9% of project costs can be reduced 2$ to 2.5% with a well For every dollar invested in a safety program, companies can expect a return of $4 to $6. implemented safety program. There is a GROWING IMPORTANCE for companies to use visually rich materials which: Keeps the brain more alert Keeps the brain active to learn Keeps eyes busy information 83% of human learning occurs VISUALLY In one case study, using visual aids reduced OSHA recordable injuries from 4 to 5 per month to just one. Properly designed safety labels and safety visuals can reduce accidents dramatically. NO SAFETY FIRST Safety slogans aren't as effective because they are a "Wishing and Hoping Safety Campaign." YES SAFETY CROSS Going for Another SAFE DAY Having employees take ownership and record daily safety information is a culture changing safety 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 We're Thinking and Working SAFELY Every Day" 27 20 process. SFC "OUR SAFETY RECORD" OUR SAFETY RECORD Having access to accident injury information in your workplace can be extremely valuable in promoting safety awareness. MONTH TO DATE LAST YEAR TO DATE YEAR MONTH TO DATE LOST TIME INJURIES MEDICAL REPORTED INJURIES FIRST AID INJURIES OSR TOTAL THINK SAFETY WORK SAFELY INJURIES YEAR-TO-DATE Days Since our Last Incident HURTSPOT BODY-INJURY DIAGRAM" Visual aids can trigger preventative safety actions and increase safety awareness of problem areas. EYE ARM SHOULDER BACK TORSO HAND LEG FOOT NJY Infographic published by Magnatag Visible Systems® based on the following studies: MAGNATAG Visible Systems Haiku Deck. "Ten Reasons Visual Communication Can't Be Ignored.' Slideshare. LinkedIn, 29 Aug. 2014. Web. 06 May 2015. < ten-reasons-visual-communication-cant-be-ignored?related=1>. Walk the Safety Talk. "Safety Management Systems - Discourse on Safety in the Sri Lanka' Slideshare. LinkedIn, 13 Aug. 2013. Web. 06 May 2015. <http://www.>. Shaw, Tom. "Whiteboards in the Workplace: Lean Manufacturing." Magnatag InSight. Magnatag Visible Systems, 11 Sept. 2014. Web. 06 May 2015. <https://www.>. Swank Caleb. 'The Importance of Safety in the Workplace."Visually. Visually, 3 Dec. 2012. Web. 06 May 2015. <>. Peckham, Geoffrey. "Manufacturing Industries: The Importance of Machinery Safety Labels.' Control Design. Putman Media, 15 Sept 2014. Web. 06 May 2015. <http://>. Frailey, Craig. "Workplace Health & Safety by the Numbers - Infographic." UL Workplace Health & Safety. UL LLC, 30 Apr. 2012. Web. 06 May 2015. <http://www.>. Katz, Jonathan. "Taking A Stake In Safety." Industry Week. Penton, Nov. 2006. Web. 06 May 2015. <>. Hafey, Robert. "Lean Safety: Transforming Your Safety Culture with Lean Management' %24

How Visual Aids Improve Workplace Safety

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This infographic shows how visual aids can improve workplace safety and how important it is to implement a safety program in your company.


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