We frequently discuss the work-related hazards that employees of the construction industry face on a regular basis. Construction, like the forestry, fishing and trucking industries is inherently dangerous. However, work-related injuries and illnesses can occur in every American industry. For example, medical personnel are at greater risk for needle-stick injuries and falls, while office workers suffer significant rates of repetitive stress injuries.
The promise of healthy and capable workers should be enough to inspire employers to keep their workplaces safe. However, employers who need additional incentives to prevent workplace accidents need look no further than a recent study published in the Journal of Safety Research. National Safety Council (NSC) researchers have concluded that safe workplaces for employees may lead to increased customer satisfaction and a spike in customer loyalty rates.