Magazine article Occupational Hazards

Survey Finds Most Employers Do Not Track Off-the-Job Injuries or Costs

Magazine article Occupational Hazards

Survey Finds Most Employers Do Not Track Off-the-Job Injuries or Costs

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Nearly 60 percent of corporate safety and health professionals believe that the costs of injuries that occur away from work are equal to or greater than the cost of work-related injuries. However, nearly 45 percent of companies do not offer any kind of off-the-job safety program.

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These are two of the findings of a Web-based survey conducted by the National Safety Council to determine opinions about off-the-job safety issues.

"Businesses have a vested interest in the safety and health of their employees at work and away from work," says Alan McMillan, president of the National Safety Council. "Employers pay many of the costs associated with medical care, insurance and lost productivity resulting from injuries suffered by employees and their families. Business leaders must recognize that profitability and competitiveness are being affected by these costs."

Pointing out there have been significant advances made in reducing occupational injuries and deaths, McMillan noted more than 80 percent of the 20. …

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