OSHA has launched a new topics page on its Web site aimed at demonstrating that investment in workplace safety and health makes good business sense. Making the Business Case for Safety and Health, a new Safety and Health Topic, is a product of several alliances with OSHA, including the American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Society of Safety Engineers, and the National Federation of Independent Business, among others. Information on the page focuses on how a comprehensive safety program can help an employer save money and improve business.

"OSHA continues to seek ways to offer services and programs that assist and guide employers on the responsible path to occupational safety and health," said OSHA Administrator Ed Foulke.

The page contains direct links to resources showing the costs of workplace injuries and illnesses, economic benefits of workplace safety and health, and how accounting for employee safety in the design stage of a project can result in fewer injuries and illnesses and increased productivity.