Ready for an awful number? 5,479. That’s how many people die at work every day—a total of 2.78 million deaths every year.
Those of us who have jobs that pose little or no obvious danger sometimes say things like “work is killing me” or “I don’t know how I’m going to make it through this week.” We might want to choose our words more carefully. Around the world, the fact is that more people lose their lives at work than in armed conflict. And then there are the 374 million every year—approximately 1 million per day—who suffer accidents in the workplace that, while nonfatal, nonetheless take them off the job for days or weeks at a time.
Workplace injury and death is tragic and horrific. It’s costly, in terms financial and otherwise, for everyone involved. But it’s avoidable: the majority of fatalities result from improper training or poor managerial oversight. It’s not hyperbole to say that workforce compliance can be a matter of life and death—the key is to implement your program the right way, with a unified compliance management system. Check out this infographic from SumTotal and Skillsoft for more info. And when you’re ready to take a better workforce compliance and safety, talk to us.