A work injury can cost from $540 to $26,000, according to the National Safety Council. For employers, think lost productivity, workers comp and liability insurance costs. For workers, think medical costs, inability to work, and a host of hassles and expenses that come with serious injuries.
The value and importance of worker safety has never been better recognized than it is today. The COVID-19 pandemic has helped to highlight occupational and industrial health and safety to a global audience, but safety equipment goes well beyond medical masks and gowns. Employees may also read the requirements for workers comp claim here.
ISEA, in partnership with dBase Media, is producing a unique online video program that will shine a light on the entire personal protective equipment (PPE) industry. Whether it’s an N95 mask, safety solutions for working at heights, or a connected worker monitored by digital systems through the Internet Of Things; each year millions of accidents are prevented and lives are saved by an industry that focuses on protection and prevention.
Every year, more than 2 million workplace injuries are reported, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As such, it’s vital we continue to raise standards and demystify the safety equipment industry.
This program will present a collective narrative of stories, from the ISEA campaigns that result in improved standards, to research and product development from leading safety equipment manufacturers and test facilities, to the workers who benefit from practical equipment that’s designed for daily use across a wide range of industries and settings. With globalization driving conformity, and digitalization driving change, the safety equipment industry must continue to adapt and evolve to better protect tomorrow’s worker.
‘Protecting Workers, Protecting Lives’ will launch in March 2021. It will be promoted through an extensive digital marketing and communications campaign to the wider safety equipment sector, including ISEA members and partners, end users, government, industry, and academia.
For further information and an opportunity to be included, contact Max Smith at [email protected].