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2018 Employee Safety Week Playbook

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On Deck for Safety EMPLOYEE SAFETY WEEK EMPLOYEE SAFETY WEEK 2 The national facts* • Workers experience more than 625,000 lost work days due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders † (MSDs) each year. • MSDs account for 34 percent of all lost work-time injuries and illnesses reported every year. • One-third of the total amount spent on workers' compensation are from MSD injuries. • Employers spend up to $20 billion dollars a year on direct costs for MSD-related workers' compensation and up to five times that for indirect costs each year. • Direct costs: Costs associated with an injury • Doctor office visits • Prescriptions • Physical therapy • Indirect costs: Costs that are not part of the workers' compensation costs but are associated with an injury • Lost productivity • Reduced morale with other employees • Time to hire or train another employee to do the job tasks • Loss of property *As reported by the National Safety Council † Musculoskeletal disorder: Injury/disorder to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, blood vessels, etc. Whenever you see the baseball symbol, it is a focus point! • Workers experience more than 625,000 lost work days due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders† (MSDs) each year. • MSDs account for 34 percent of all lost work-time injuries and illnesses reported every year. • One-third of the total amount spent on workers' compensation are from MSD injuries. • Employers spend up to $20 billion dollars a year on direct costs for MSD-related workers' compensation and up to five times that for indirect costs each year. • Direct costs: Costs associated with an injury - Doctor office visits - Prescriptions - Physical therapy • Indirect costs: Costs that are not part of the workers' compensation costs but are associated with an injury - Lost productivity - Reduced morale with other employees - Time to hire or train another employee to do the job tasks - Loss of property The national facts* On Deck for Safety EMPLOYEE SAFETY WEEK Whenever you see the baseball symbol, it is a focus point! *As reported by the National Safety Council † Musculoskeletal disorder: Injury/disorder to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, blood vessels, etc.

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