In 2018, the top ten types of workplace injuries cost U.S. businesses over $56 billion. Since then, nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in Wisconsin have been on a downward trend, likely driven by the pandemic (i.e., fewer people at work). As businesses return to pre-pandemic staffing levels, it is a good time to implement or update workplace health and safety plans, including any applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements (e.g., OSHA Hazard Communication Programs). Not only is this required by law, it also reduces the cost to employers associated with common and preventable injuries and illness.
Business Takeaway: Among other considerations, employees are taking greater notice of a company’s approach to workplace safety when returning to work or deciding where they want to work. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding your workplace health and safety plans including OSHA requirements.