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OrthoLive CEO R. Michael Greiwe, M.D., recently contributed an article to EHS Today titled 3 Ways to Minimize OSHA Recordables.

Here’s a preview of the article: 

Workplace injuries and illnesses cost employers billions of dollars each year. In 2020, workplace injuries cost U.S. employers $163.9 billion, or more than $1,100 per employee, according to the National Safety Council. The work productivity days lost in 2020 totaled 65 million.

To add insult to (literal) injury, if an incident meets specific requirements, the details must be provided to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Even one reportable injury can increase workers’ compensation costs significantly.

No one wants to be injured on the job; not the worker who experiences pain, suffering and financial hardship—and certainly not the employer.

In this article, we will review the differences between recordable, reportable and non-recordable OSHA events. We will also teach employers how to reduce the number of recordable incidents and how to mitigate potentially life-threatening on-site injuries.

Click here to see the full article on EHS Today’s website.