A company experiencing an employee injury with direct costs of $5,000 is expected to carry indirect costs of approximately $20,000, bringing the total cost to $25,000. Based on a profit margin of 10%, it would take that company $250,000 of revenue creation (and collection) to offset expenses.
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Whether it is working dangerously or allowing a worker, known to work unsafely, to continue working, there is no excuse if the worker causes an accident. This is an example of the proverbial ostrich sticking its head in the sand or “it won’t happen to me” syndrome.
Work-related falls from roofs remain a significant problem for workers in the construction industry. Knowledge about the main causative factors leading to fall incidents is needed for fall prevention intervention.
Here are unlikely pairings that many people may not think of: wineries, breweries, distilleries and safety. While you might not think these are a match, the truth is that as the alcoholic beverage industry continues to grow and create jobs, so does the need for safety to ensure the safe return home of each worker at the end of the day.
"Machine guarding hazards remain a top focus for inspectors because of the potential for catastrophic injuries and fatalities,"
It takes on average, eight minutes for an EMS/ambulance to arrive on scene. In the rural areas of Niagara, it can take up to 20 plus minutes. How long would it take you to get help to your worksite?
Employers should ensure they have an effective, realistic drug and alcohol policy rather than trying to create one specifically for cannabis, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner writes in The Lawyer's Daily.