Compliance bias is the belief that U.S. government mandates such as OSHA regulations are sufficient for most organizations to achieve injury and illness prevention objectives. This bias is outdated and dead wrong. Test your bias by answering the following question: What portion of the 2.34 million annual occupational deaths is attributed to disease?
If you answered anything less than two million your bias shows. The leading cause for workplace deaths, at about 32 percent, is cancer, followed by circulatory diseases at 23 percent. Deaths from injury are about 19 percent. per the ILO.1