17.10.2003

Employers should do more to prevent off-the-job injuries

Most employers realize that off-the-job injuries cost them money, but too few
are doing something about it, the US-American National Safety Council says. The
organization recently conducted a survey to determine opinions about
off-the-job safety issues.

More than 80 percent of the disabling injuries and 95 percent of the
unintentional injury deaths suffered in the U.S. last year were unrelated to
work. We must take the same focus and intensity that we have applied to
workplace safety and apply them to injury prevention in our homes, communities
and motor vehicles.

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