Safety Culture and How You Can Improve Yours!

Everyone reading this knows how vital it is to establish a strong safety culture in your organization, especially in heavy industries like mining, energy, and construction, yet some businesses have yet to get the message. Thankfully, over the last few decades, an increasing number of businesses have begun to see workplace safety as an essential aspect of doing business, like accounting or marketing, rather than a to-do list that needs to be checked off.

In the US, workplace accident rates have been decreasing steadily since 1970, when the Occupational Health and Safety Act was enacted. According to OSHA, workplace fatalities in the US have decreased from 38 per day in 1970, to 15 per day in 2019. This represents a drop of over 60%. Workplace injuries and illnesses have dropped from 10.9 per 100 workers (1972) to 2.8 per 100 workers (2019).

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