Safety and health at work is something many of us take for granted. Yet the International Labour Organization (ILO) attributes close to three million deaths each year to workplace accidents or illness. The figure is alarming at both an individual and organizational level. Occupational safety and health (OSH) issues inevitably reduce wider staff morale and retention and hurt financial performance. For the sake of its employees and its own health as a business, it is vital for an organization to do everything in its power to maximize OSH at the workplace.
More companies are realizing the pressing need to improve their OSH standards. A report on the workplace safety sector by MarketsandMarkets predicts that the value of the global OSH sector will almost double to $26.7 billion by 2027.