OSHA Topics Page Makes the Business Case for Occupational Safety

OSHA has launched a new topics page on its Web site aimed at demonstrating that investment in workplace safety and health can help an employer save money and improve business.

Making the Business Case for Safety and Health, a new safety and health topic on the OSHA Web site, is a product of several OSHA alliances, including alliances with the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers and the National Federation of Independent 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," OSHA administrator Edwin Foulke said. "This new safety and health topics page serves as a 'one-stop shopping' tool for information on how investing in workplace safety and health can improve a company's productivity and bottom line."

The Making the Business Case for Safety and Health topics 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.

The topics page has a number of additional resources, including success stories, case studies and tools for getting started on improving safety and health in the workplace.

OSHA's Web site includes approximately 200 safety and health topics pages on various workplace issues - from accident investigation to workplace violence. The subjects of the pages include specific workplace hazards, as well as individual industries, and provide assistance for complying with OSHA standards.

To view the Making the Business Case for Safety and Health topics page, click here.

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