Safety Not Only Makes SENSE but DOLLARS too!

Released on: September 1, 2008, 1:05 am

Press Release Author: Mordy Neuman

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: If you could save money, improve productivity, and increase
employee morale, would you? Workplaces that establish safety and health management
systems can reduce their injury and illness costs by 20 to 40 percent. Contact
Legend Safety today to learn how investing in safety can save you money!

Press Release Body: A safety preparedness program will prevent injury from occurring
at your workplace. A safety preparedness program will save your company hours of
logistical work and wasted aggravation. And last but not least, although safety is a
money investment, your returns are almost guaranteed to save your company money in
the long run. Since partnering with Legend Safety, many companies Experience
Modification Factor (EMF) has decreased significantly saving them tens of thousands
of dollars per year.

The math is quite simple. If work injuries cost Americans $146.6 billion in 2002,
which amounts to $1,060 per worker; why not invest less than that per worker for
safety prevention programs and save the injuries?

Before 1990, believe it or not, in public hearings in the state capital I would
have employers in front of my committee who did not know what their experience
modification factor was or what it meant or how it got that way, says Bob Shiprack,
secretary of the Oregon Building and Construction Trades Council. We had to educate
employers to the fact that safety makes good business sense.

Estimates of the total direct cost savings to Oregon employers due to the reduced
number of claims approaches $1.3 billion from 1988 through 1995. That\'s just direct
premium costs, and as the contractor representative said back there, one of the
things in labor we talk about, there\'s need and there\'s greed, and what we found was
there was obviously a need for a safer workplace, but we finally convinced employers
that it made good business sense.

If you could save money, improve productivity, and increase employee morale, would
you? According to OSHA, businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated
with occupational injuries and illnessesexpenditures that come straight out of
company profits. But work-places that establish safety and health management systems
can reduce their injury and illness costs by 20 to 40 percent. In todays business
environment, these costs can be the difference between operating in the black and
running in the red. Injuries and illnesses increase workers compensation and
retraining costs, absenteeism, and faulty product. They also decrease productivity,
morale, and profits. Businesses operate more efficiently when they implement
effective safety and health management systems.

Safe workplaces provide the consistency and reliability needed to build a community
and grow a business. Workplaces with active safety and health leadership have fewer
injuries, are often rated better places to work, and have more satisfied, more
productive employees. These employees return to work more quickly after an injury or
illness and produce higher-quality products and services. Each year, Legend Safetya
New York-based Safety Consulting group providing safety services in the areas of
Occupational Safety & Health Training, OSHA Safety Audits & Consultation, Emergency
Preparedness & Response, and Risk Management Solutionsworks with hundreds of
companies to help create better workplaces, providing assessments and help in
implementing safety and health management systems. Safe environments improve
employee morale, which often leads to increased productivity and better service.

Legend Safetys primary focus is working with employers to make workplaces safer for
every employee. In a world driven by a powerful global workforce, keeping them safe
is not just a necessity but crucial. Legend Safety will work with you and your
budget to establish a sound safety program. Contact us today 866-534-3635 or online

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Contact Details: Company Name : Legend Safety Solutions

Contact Person : Mordy Neuman

Email id :

Street Address : 400 Rella Blvd Suite 120

City : Suffern

State : New York

Country : United States

Pincode : 10952

Phone No. : 866-534-3635

Fax No. : 845-818-5100

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