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Common Safety "THOUGHTS"
Safety is about preventing accidents!
Accidents are "caused" by careless employees!
Zero Accidents = SAFE!
Accidents are unplanned, unexpected, fortuitous events!
Safety is the job of the Safety Function!
Discipline improves performance!
Safety programs minimize loss costs!
Out of 3,929 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2013, 796 or 20.3% were in construction‐that is, one in five worker deaths last year were in construction. Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 468 workers? lives in America every year.
Falls — 294 out of 796 total deaths in construction in CY 2013 (36.9%)
Struck by Object — 82 (10.3%)
Electrocutions — 71 (8.9%)
Caught‐in/between — 21 (2.6%)
A recent survey shows:
61% of executives say $3 or more for each $1 invested in safety
95% of executives say workplace safety has a positive impact on a company's financial performance
The survey also shed additional light on the two types of costs:
Direct & Indirect
93% of the executives surveyed said they clearly see the relationship reporting that $1 of direct costs generates at least $3 ‐ $5 of indirect costs