Why is occupational safety training important?
According to a OSHA, each year more than 5,500 employees in the U.S. die from workplace injuries and 1.3 million workers suffer nonfatal injuries that result in days away from work.
Know your rights – under federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace and your employer must also provide a workplace free of known health and safety hazards. Training also plays a key role in the prevention of accidents and OSHA suggests companies provide sufficient safety training.
When emphasizing the safety, health, and welfare of workers, businesses also see benefits in decreased costs associated with workers’ compensation payments, increased productivity and quality, and improved reputational and financial performance.