What happens when someone gets hurt at work?
Everyone is impacted.
The worker’s life can be interrupted. There is often downtime, productivity loss and a possible increase in workplace injury insurance costs.
It doesn’t have to happen. No one needs to get hurt or killed on the job.
The good news is that Nova Scotia is getting safer. In the past decade, the number of workplace injuries have fallen by 30 per cent. But, there are still too many people getting hurt on the job. There were 6,341 serious injuries in 2012. While the reduction from previous years is encouraging, it still represents far too many people.
Workplace safety is a team effort. Everyone from front line workers to the top managers must embrace safety – if something can’t be done safely it shouldn’t be done at all. Visit worksafeforlife.ca to learn more about working safely.