"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
Work related accidents can cause serious injuries while most of them are preventable. Preventing accidents can also benefit your company in other ways as well.
It is estimated that employers pay nearly $1 billion per week for direct workers' compensation costs for the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses. Those employers that implement effective safety and health management systems may expect to significantly reduce injuries and illnesses and reduce the costs associated with these injuries and illnesses, including workers’ compensation payments, medical expenses, and lost productivity. In addition, employers often find that process and other changes made to improve workplace safety and health can often result in significant improvements to their organization’s productivity and profitability.
The American Supply Association and the ASA Safety Committee believe that investment in workplace safety and health not only protects worker’s health but makes good business sense as well by improving the company’s bottom-line. The ASA Safety Committee provides the following resources:
- Deliver monthly columns to Supply House Times, written by our dedicated members on critical topics dealing with safety, audit and inspection process
- Showcase expert speakers and practitioners for our members through our series of webinars
- Developed a library of more than 25 “Toolbox Talks” of brief, easy-to-read resources on workplace safety
- Honor our manufacturer and distributor members each year for their records of safety
- Provide our members with connections to and up-to-date information from Washington through our OSHA Alliance