Safety Excellence Assessment

Ninety-six workers died during the building of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s. Today there would be a major uproar if so many people were killed during a large construction project. Media scrutiny, a tanking stock, lawsuits, and worse.

There is a new safety reality.

Stakeholders - employees, regulators, communities, customers, insurers, government agencies and owners demand an ever-higher level of safety performance.

Yesterday's "outstanding" safety performance is today's expected standard and tomorrow's unacceptable safety performance.

Injuries are expensive.

These unexpected costs may include:

  • First aid and emergency response costs
  • Prescription medicines, doctors bills, hospital costs
  • Occupational and physical therapy
  • Hiring and training temporary or permanent workers costs
  • Worker's compensation costs
  • Building, equipment and vehicle damage
  • Damaged or lost materials and products
  • Business interruption, loss of sales and customers
  • Higher medical and property insurance costs
  • Fines and legal fees

And don't forget about the non-monetary negative impacts of an injury: 

  • Loss of the injured worker's knowledge and skills
  • Decreased employee morale and efficiency
  • Damage to the company's reputation 

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