The most recent version of the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, released last month, made some truly shocking revelations concerning the costs of work injuries to U.S. employers in 2010.
It's a situation that plays out countless times a day in workplaces here in California and across the nation. An employee trips and falls over a misplaced object or an employee strains their back while attempting to lift a heavy box. While you may think that there is little you can do as an employer to prevent these types of work injuries -- meaning they are simply a cost of doing business -- you'd be wrong.
The long, hot summer is finally here, meaning landscaping companies across California are ramping up their operations for what promises to be another busy season. From pruning tree lines and installing retaining walls to laying sod and planting flowers, the owners and operators of these landscaping companies should take care to implement the necessary safety steps to prevent serious work injuries.
As an employer, you are no doubt well aware of the costs of serious work injuries. Missed workdays mean a smaller pool of available employees, which can have a significant impact upon productivity and, more importantly, your bottom line.