The first is that organizations with BBS processes are continuing to see serious injuries and fatal incidents occur. And second, that much of the world is experiencing this epidemic, but at a much higher frequency than the United States and Europe. There is an important safety issue facing organizations seeking world class employee safety.
The last 30 years have seen steady improvement in job safety for the average American worker. Increased leadership commitment has advanced job safety from a situational priority to a corporate value. Organizations have discovered that safety is good business.
Employee injury costs historically have not been calculated or incorporated into strategic planning. Now there is a ground-swell of awareness about the direct and indirect costs of employee injury. Job safety is a competitive advantage and a precursor to profitability.