Industrial workers have some of the most important jobs in the country. They’re the people who keep the country’s infrastructure intact. They build. They craft. They create, move mountains of dirt and make sure people across the country and around the world have the goods they need to live high-quality lives.
Many also have incredibly dangerous jobs. Working with heavy machinery, climbing scaffolding, and dodging live electric wires puts industrial workers in incredibly precarious positions.
And it’s your job to keep them safe–and that means investing in safety training. Sure, you could do the bare minimum and hope nobody gets hurt (or worse) on one of your job sites. But the fact is safety training matters.
Here’s a look at five reasons why:
Every year, more than 5,000 workers die on the job, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). That’s nearly 100 people a week, 14 deaths a day.
Think about it: On average, 14 people are losing their lives on job sites every day. And it’s a figure that doesn’t even include the loss of limbs, broken bones and other types of injuries that can cost people their paychecks and companies their productivity.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people employed in industry have the highest on-the-job death and injury rates in the country. They fall more frequently, get struck by objects large and small more often, and are even have a statistically higher risk of electrocutions.
And why wouldn’t they? They’re the people who are operating the chainsaws, climbing around on roofs, tying the rebar at incredibly heights, and doing the other dangerous (and often dirty) work that increases the likelihood they’ll be injured (or worse) on the job.
In fact, USA Today lists many industrial jobs among its list of the most dangerous in America.
Workers are not only the people who make your business profitable; they are the lifeblood of the country’s economy. They contribute to communities across the country.
But more importantly, they are people. Every company owes it to their employees–as well as everyone who loves those employees–to do everything possible to keep them safe.
That means investing in as much of the best safety training. It is simply the right thing to do for your employees, your community, your country, and, yes, even your bottom line.
This is a topic that simply cannot be ignored. Sure, companies want to help their communities, create jobs, and make the world a better place. But they also want to make money, and investing in safety training that keeps your industrial workers healthy and safe is a smart way to protect your bottom line.
Here’s a frightening fact from your friends at OSHA: Businesses spend about $170 billion every year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses.
But they don’t have to. OSHA says that organizations that invest in established safety and health management systems, which includes training, can cut their injury and illness costs by anywhere from 20 to 40 percent.
Much has changed about industrial work. New tools and technologies have improved efficiency and effectiveness. Jobs get done much more quickly these days than they did 10, 20 or 30 years ago.
The same can be said for safety training for industrial workers. Thanks to the power of the internet, you can choose from literally dozens of seminars, each designed to meet the specific focus of specific employees. And you won’t even necessarily need to send your employees to some far-flung destination.
Many of the trainings can be taken online. Yes, innovation means you can find the perfect training for your employees much more easily than you could 10, 20 or 30 years ago.
If you are ready to make an investment in the health and safety of your industrial workers–for them, their loved ones and the profitability of your company–connect with NTT Training today.
You’ll have access to an impressive array of seminars, online trainings, trade shows and more–all offered by experienced instructors who are experts in your industry. Connect with NTT Training today!
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