Injuries and the workplace

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Injuries and the workplace

Posted 5/7/12

How big a concern are workplace injuries for your company?

• Not a concern – 53.3%

• Somewhat of a concern – 33.3%

• Substantial – 13.3%

What types of workplace injuries has your company dealt with in the last two years?

• Falls – 20%

• Back injuries – 13.3%

• Repetitive-stress injuries – 6.7%

• None of the above – 66.7%

Have you done workplace-safety training with your staff?

• Yes, at the company’s expense – 13.3%

• Yes, sponsored by our

workers’ comp insurer – 33.3%

• No – 53.3%

Have you ever quantified how much workplace injuries cost your company?

• Yes, and it was less than 5 percent of annual revenue – 20%

• Yes, and it was more than 5 percent of annual revenue – 0%

• No – 80%

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