Year after year, we see consequences of inadequate workplace safety. Data shows that each year an average 3 million people in private industry face some kind of job-related injury. In many industries, injury costs can exceed profit in a given year. Safety incidents large and small can discredit a company, eroding consumer trust, compromising employee morale, productivity and retention, and jeopardizing its future.
To truly create lasting change and enhance safety, it’s not enough to fix a faulty piece of equipment or add another level of supervision in a warehouse. Companies must create an environment in which safety is more than just a box to be checked, but is, instead, a culture that makes up the very foundation and philosophy of the company.