Adding Inequality to Injury: The Cost of Failing to Protect Workers on the Job
New OSHA report examines the heavy costs imposed on workers, families, and the economy by workplace injuries and illnesses.
"Work injuries and illnesses exact a tremendous toll on society. Despite the decades-old legal requirement that employers provide workplaces free of serious hazards, every year, more than three million workers are seriously injured, and thousands more are killed on the job. The financial and social impacts of these injuries and illnesses are huge, with workers and their families and taxpayer-supported programs paying most of the costs...."