Thursday, November 17, 2005

Serious Workplace Injuries Cost Employers $50.8 Billion in 2003

Workplace injuries cost billions each year ...

"The sixth annual Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index present a good news/bad news scenario for safety professionals and their employers: While the number of serious workplace injuries declined in 2003, their impact on the company bottom line was huge.

Employers spent $50.8 billion in 2003 on wage payments and medical care for workers hurt on the job, according to the Workplace Safety Index, which is produced by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety.

As for the good news, the number of serious workplace accidents fell 6.2 percent in 2003, almost half the total 13.5 percent decline over the last 5 years."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

Work Injury - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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