Since the inception of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) into law, workplace deaths and reported occupational injuries have dropped by more than 60 percent. Yet, more than 4.1 million workers still suffer an occupational injury or illness each year.
In such labor intense fields as construction, mining and manufacturing, injuries are all too frequent. Unfortunately even minor injuries can cause a loss of hours, pay and efficiency for an employee and a company. These injuries may also result in a workers’ compensation claim for hospital or doctor visits and lost time or pay.