Can you answer these questions:

  • How does the health and safety function show value when workers’ compensation costs are low?

  • Why spend dollars when your injury rates are under the national average?

  • If incident rates are low, why worry?

  • OSHA isn’t really a driver for change anymore, is it?

Jeff LaBelle, CIH, CSP, who posed these questions, says you must understand the true financial costs of injuries and illnesses and the financial benefits health and safety bring to your organization.

“To show success in what we do, we must be able to measure and document where we have minimized loss,” says LaBelle.