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The Journey to Safety Excellence

Safety is a Journey. Companies that care join the Journey to Safety Excellence to keep their most
important asset – their employees – safe.

The Human Toll
Nearly 11
American workers Christopher, 22, died
die on the job when a crane fell on
each day. him. 120

Teresa, 42, died while 80
working in extreme heat.
60

40

John, 56, 20
died after
being struck 0
by metal -20
doors.

That’s about

4,000 a year.
Nearly 12,900 U.S. workers are injured 53,000 427,000
on the job each day—about estimated fatal workplace estimated non-fatal workplace
4,700,000 a year. illnesses each year illnesses each year

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© 2016 National Safety Council
Sources: American Journal of Industrial Medicine • Injury Facts, 2016
Edition • IRSAL • Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine •
Journal of Organizational Behavior Management • Liberty Mutual Chief
Financial Officer Survey • OSHA • Professional Safety • The Milbank
Quarterly • Towers Perrin Report

#safetyjourney

7 billion Administrative expenses $31. 2014 Edition • IRSAL • Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine • Journal of Organizational Behavior Management • Liberty Mutual Chief Financial Officer Survey • OSHA • Professional Safety • The Milbank Quarterly • Towers Perrin Report #safetyjourney .org/Journey for access to free safety tools and resources. including: $45.000 million Possible savings for Save an additional $4 of each avoided medically Possible savings for each indirect incident cost for consulted injury avoided occupational fatality every $1 in direct costs Want more? Visit nsc.7 billion Medical costs $46 billion Estimated cost of fatal workplace illnesses $12 billion Estimated cost of nonfatal workplace illnesses SAFETY MAKES CENTS $1. The Financial Impact $140 billion Total economic cost of worker injury and death.7 billion Wage and productivity losses $44. Companies that care join the Journey to Safety Excellence to keep their most important asset – their employees – safe. © 2016 National Safety Council Sources: American Journal of Industrial Medicine • Injury Facts.The Journey to Safety Excellence Safety is a Journey.42 4:1 $39.

Guide for the Journey The Journey is a quest for continuous improvement and a WHERE ARE YOU NOW. 2016 Edition • IRSAL • Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine • Journal of Organizational Behavior Management • Liberty Mutual Chief Financial Officer Survey • OSHA • Professional Safety • The Milbank Quarterly • Towers Perrin Report #safetyjourney . It helps you WANT TO BE? answer KEY QUESTIONS. HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR IMPROVEMENT HOW DO YOU MOVE AND MEASURE YOUR FORWARD? PROGRESS? Want more? Visit nsc. safeguard against the trap of AND WHERE DO YOU complacency.The Journey to Safety Excellence Safety is a Journey. © 2016 National Safety Council Sources: American Journal of Industrial Medicine • Injury Facts. Companies that care join the Journey to Safety Excellence to keep their most important asset – their employees – safe.org/Journey for access to free safety tools and resources.

1 Leadership + Employee Engagement = Increased Safety Culture and Leadership Lower Injury and Illness Rates and Employee Engagement Organizations with high employee engagement outperform Leaders create a safety culture those with less-engaged employees in 3 areas: when they engage all employees.The Journey to Safety Excellence Safety is a Journey. communicate a safety vision from the top down. model safe practices. 2016 Edition • IRSAL • Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine • Journal of Organizational Behavior Management • Liberty Mutual Chief Financial Officer Survey • OSHA • Professional Safety • The Milbank Quarterly • Towers Perrin Report #safetyjourney . Companies that care join the Journey to Safety Excellence to keep their most important asset – their employees – safe. and invest time and money in safety. © 2016 National Safety Council Sources: American Journal of Industrial Medicine • Injury Facts. Operating Net income Earnings income growth per share KEY BENEFITS INCLUDE: Improves Increases Reduces morale productivity cost Want more? Visit nsc.org/Journey for access to free safety tools and resources.

2016 Edition • IRSAL • Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine • Journal of Organizational Behavior Management • Liberty Mutual Chief Financial Officer Survey • OSHA • Professional Safety • The Milbank Quarterly • Towers Perrin Report #safetyjourney . 2 Safety SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CAN: Management Systems Reduce injuries by 15%-35% A strong safety management system (also known as an injury and illness prevention program) comprises a set $2-$6 of processes and tasks to ensure Possible return for every safety goals are met. Companies that care join the Journey to Safety Excellence to keep their most important asset – their employees – safe.org/Journey for access to free safety tools and resources.The Journey to Safety Excellence Safety is a Journey. $1 invested in safety KEY BENEFITS INCLUDE: Management held Safety becomes part Reduced accountable for of everyday injuries and safety vision operations deaths Want more? Visit nsc. © 2016 National Safety Council Sources: American Journal of Industrial Medicine • Injury Facts.

The Journey to Safety Excellence Safety is a Journey. KEY BENEFITS INCLUDE: Prevention of Everyone injury. Companies that care join the Journey to Safety Excellence to keep their most important asset – their employees – safe.65 savings for every $1 invested. for every $1 spent. 3 Any working environment can be made safer through a variety of means. including: Risk Reduction Root cause investigation Risk will always be present in the Hazard recognition and remediation Job redesign workplace. the cost of the preventive measure.org/Journey for access to free safety tools and resources. © 2016 National Safety Council Sources: American Journal of Industrial Medicine • Injury Facts. RESEARCH SHOWS: Ergonomic interventions 24/7 safety promotion is Promoting wellness can can provide a $10 return vital. times higher than the cost of the preventive measure. Those who work to continually The average cost of a minor The average cost of a very reduce risk will outperform incident is 16 times higher than serious or fatal incident is 48 those who do not. illness Reduced engaged and death costs in safety Want more? Visit nsc. 2016 Edition • IRSAL • Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine • Journal of Organizational Behavior Management • Liberty Mutual Chief Financial Officer Survey • OSHA • Professional Safety • The Milbank Quarterly • Towers Perrin Report #safetyjourney . employees are killed off the job. but employers and employees can work together to reduce it by paying attention and establishing best practices. 14 times more provide $1.

Repeat the cycle to continuously improve.org/Journey for access to free safety tools and resources. number of average claim average lost time claims cost per claim KEY BENEFITS INCLUDE: Remember. Companies that care join the Journey to Safety Excellence to keep their most important asset – their employees – safe. 4 Performance Companies that participate in voluntary safety Measurement performance measurement programs (such as the OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs) show: Knowing how a safety program performs today will help foster 52% 80% 87% decrease in decrease in decrease in improvements in the future. 2016 Edition • IRSAL • Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine • Journal of Organizational Behavior Management • Liberty Mutual Chief Financial Officer Survey • OSHA • Professional Safety • The Milbank Quarterly • Towers Perrin Report #safetyjourney .The Journey to Safety Excellence Safety is a Journey. © 2016 National Safety Council Sources: American Journal of Industrial Medicine • Injury Facts. Starting point Benchmarking Areas for measured to set allows improvement baseline comparisons to highlighted other companies Want more? Visit nsc. the Journey never ends.