Paul DeTennis has worked for the safety knife supplier, Martor USA, for 11 years. He has traveled the country as a safety consultant advising facilities about best practices in workplace safety & laceration reduction.
Injuries in the workplace cost American companies billions of dollars every year. According to OSHA, it is estimated that employers spend 1 billion dollars a week on workers compensation costs in the United States. That is just the money going towards workers compensation. There are also costs that come from the days that injured employees miss work. Injuries and accidents that force injured employees to miss at least six days of work cost employers in the United States about 62 billion dollars a year.