Safety and Health Add Value… (According to

To Your Business
If you could save money, improve productivity, and increase employee morale, would you?
Businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses — expenditures
that come straight out of company profits. But workplaces that establish safety and health management systems can
reduce their injury and illness costs by 20 to 40 percent. In today’s business environment, these costs can be the
difference between operating in the black and running in the red.

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Injuries and illnesses increase workers’ compensation and retraining costs, absenteeism, and faulty product.
They also decrease productivity, morale, and profits. Businesses operate more efficiently when they implement
effective safety and health management systems. A Fortune Five company increased productivity by 13 percent, while
a small, 50-person plant decreased faulty product and saved more than $265,000 with a strong safety and health

To Your Workplace
Safe workplaces provide the consistency and reliability needed to build a community and grow a business.
Workplaces with active safety and health leadership have fewer injuries, are often rated “better places to work,” and
have more satisfied, more productive employees. These employees return to work more quickly after an injury or
illness and produce higher-quality products and services.

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Safe environments improve employee morale, which often leads to increased productivity and better service.
Lost productivity from injuries and illnesses costs companies $60 billion each year.
Sunshine Safety Council | A Non-Governmental, Non-Profit Public Service Organization

To Your Life
When it comes to safe and healthful workplaces, employers and employees should partner for life. Since 1970,
more than 75,000 lives have been saved and millions of injuries and illnesses have been prevented through effective
occupational safety and health management systems.
Millions of Americans work hard every day so they can build a better life for their families. We want to help
make sure that they return to their families in the same condition they began their day. Every injury prevented is a
person kept whole; every life saved is a family preserved intact.

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Safe workplaces not only save life, they promote successful, vibrant lives. Workers who suffer a disabling
injury can lose 40 percent of their income over five years. Families can lose even more because of the increased
stress, conflict, and divorce associated with occupational injury and illness. On the other hand, safe workplaces
provide an environment for healthy workers whose jobs become vehicles for making a life — not just a living.