While approximately 5,100 people died in 1999 from workplace injuries, costing the nation $122.6 billion, an estimated 40,600 workers were killed in the home and community.
The Council recommends that organizations implement a strict seat-belt policy, adopt a comprehensive code of safety and health ethics, and institute programs that can help prevent workplace violence.
Off-the-job injuries and deaths take a tremendous toll on employers in terms of:
- lost worker productivity
- medical expenses
- administrative expenses
- motor vehicle damage
- fire loss among others.