According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of worker deaths and reported injuries in the United States has decreased by more than 60 percent in the past four decades since the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed. However, every year, more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job (a rate of 14 per day), and more than 3.6 million suffer a serious job-related injury or illness.
Serious job-related injuries or illnesses don’t just hurt workers and their families but can hurt business in a variety of ways. Implementing a safety and health program, however, can improve small- and medium-sized businesses’ safety and health performance, save money, and improve competitiveness.
Safety and health programs help businesses:
- Prevent workplace injuries and illnesses
- Improve compliance with laws and regulations
- Reduce costs, including significant reductions in workers’ compensation premiums
- Engage workers
- Enhance social responsibility goals
- Increase productivity and enhance overall business operations
Lee Contracting is participating in this year’s Safe & Sound week by holding many trainings lead by our own safety staff and external safety companies. These trainings include:
- Mobile Crane Training
- Lockout Tagout
- Hydration Heat Stress
- First Aid & CPR
- Hand & Eye Protection
- Ladder Safety
We also participated in a community event hosted by the Construction Association of Michigan. During the event, we learned the core elements of a safety and health management system. We also received resources to keep our safety program up to date to ensure the safety of our staff.
At Lee Contracting, we are committed to safety. With continuous training and our dedicated safety staff, we provide world-class safety on all our jobs.
You can learn more about Safe & Sound Week here.
Receive your free quote today or call us today at (888) 833-8776 to learn how we can safely complete your next industrial project.