This book takes you through the numbers: investing in off-the-job safety, collecting data, and measuring off-the-job safety costs. It outlines the elements of a successful program, discusses motivating employees and creating the right workplace culture, and offers tips and tactics for communicating your off-the-job safety program. The last chapter summarizes off-the-job safety topics that can be applied within your off-the-job safety program.
The companion CD includes tools to help companies establish an off-the-job safety program. These tools include a gap analysis, a compass to plot program implementation, a customizable PowerPoint presentation used to make the case to upper management for off-the-job safety, and profiles of various companies’ off-the-job safety program components.
While companies work diligently to manage, track and reduce unintentional workplace injuries and deaths, there are a limited number of efforts aimed at managing off-the-job safety. And yet, employees are safer at their jobs than when they leave work. In fact, nine out of 10 deaths and two-thirds of disabling injuries suffered by workers in 2004 occurred off the job. And, off-the-job injuries to workers cost the nation at least $193.6 billion in 2004, compared with $142.2 billion for workplace injuries.
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Soft cover: 70 Pages
Publisher: National Safety Council (2006)
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6 x 0.3 inches