We know that apart from avoiding fines and the hassle of dealing with OSHA, if an organization is compliant they will prevent nearly 2/3 of all accidents in the workplace.
Many people avoid doing anything about OSHA simply because they don't know what to do, where to begin or how to do it. DIRT™ professionals bring this knowledge to help business control the risks associated with OSHA.
First, you are not OSHA compliant and you have an accident. This accident causes increased insurance premiums, down time of the employee, loss of productivity, owners and staffs time involved in resolving the issue, morale of employees, potential OSHA fines that can be anywhere up to $ 75,000 and many other issues that cost the business money.
Second, we are OSHA compliant, reduce and minimize accidents, and see the exact opposite than the above example.
About half the 95 million workers who would be covered under an OSHA safety and health program standard, don't have that protection today. How Can We Help You?
- Since OSHA was created 28 years ago, workplace fatalities have been cut in half. Occupational injury and illness rates have been declining for the past five years. In 1997, they dropped to the lowest level since the U.S. began collecting this information.
- Today more than 500 workplaces, representing 180 industries, save $ 110 million each year because their injury rates are 50 percent below the average for their industries.
- Nearly one-third of all serious occupational injuries and illnesses stem from overexertion or repetitive motion. These are disabling, expensive injuries. They cost our economy as much as $ 20 billion in direct costs and billions more in indirect costs.
- Only about 30 percent of businesses have established safety and health programs. About half of the 95 million workers who would be covered under an OSHA safety and health program standard don't have that protection today. Establishing a safety and health program to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses is not only the right thing to do, it's the profitable thing to do. Studies have shown a $ 4 to $ 6 return for every dollar invested in safety and health.
- Together federal and state OSHA programs have about 2,500 inspectors to cover more than 100 million workers at 6 million sites. That's one inspector for every 2,400 work sites and every 40,000 employees. At a rate of roughly 90,000 inspections per year, OSHA will visit each work site once every 66 years! That's why we can't depend on inspections alone to achieve our mission of protecting workers.