Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of the 2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, which examines and ranks the top 10 causes of the most serious, nonfatal workplace injuries by their direct costs to help companies better protect employees and the bottom-line.
Key findings from this edition were that workplace injuries and accidents that cause employees to miss six or more days of work cost U.S. employers $59.9 billion in 2014, the most recent year for which data was available. The index report also shows that the share of the top 10 causes of serious workplace accidents in the cost of all disabling workplace accidents grew in 2017 to 83.4% from 82.5% in 2016. “Falls on same level” and “roadway incidents” continued to trend upward in the cause rankings, while “overexertion” decreased substantially, while still remaining the top cause in the index.
Find out more (including a link to the free index report!) by clicking here!