Businesses in Columbus, Ohio should consider creating a safety culture rather than a safety program, according to one expert. This mentality allows the company and its employees to realize that most workplace injuries are preventable to some degree. Despite this fact, employers are still held responsible when an injury occurs on the job and this can result in workers' compensation payments being made to an injured employee.
With many worried about becoming injured on the job, recent grants awarded in Ohio should alleviate some of those concerns. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation awarded more than $217,000 to 10 companies within the state hoping to make their businesses safer for their employees.
Many individuals in Ohio have been injured at the workplace. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, workers' compensation cost businesses in the United States more than $53 billion just in 2008. As many businesses have attempted to cut costs, creating a safer, cleaner work environment has become a priority for some to help avoid the possibility of workplace injury or illness.
This Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire. When the top three floors of the factory caught on fire, 146 of the 500 employees at the factory lost their lives.