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Random Workplace Inspections Reduce Work Related Injury

Steve Wagner

A new study has shown that government involvement and enforcement of workplace safety regulations can substantially increase the safety of workplace environments and reduce a company’s injury claims by up to 9.4 percent.

Compared to companies who do not have government inspections and don’t have government safety regulations enforced, those that do not only reduced their injury rates by 9.4% but they also saw zero negative impact on their profits or sales.

Even better news than that, the companies who underwent government workplace inspections and reduced their work place injuries saved an average of 26% on workers’ compensation costs in the four years following when they had the inspection.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) works hard to maintain these random inspections, and although OSHA has undergone some criticism as of late (largely for not following through on fines for work-place injuries), even through their short-handedness, they are still working hard to inspect work environments and make them even safer for our American Workforce.

If you would like to contact OSHA about performing an inspection in your workplace to ensure safety standards, you can contact them on their Assistance page.

To schedule a FREE consultation, contact the work comp attorneys at Wagner Reese.

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