Safety Isn’t An Option
Did you know that the average cost of a work-related injury is over $39,000? The National Safety Council further states that, depending on the type of injury, that cost can reach upwards of $80,000. Additionally, each OSHA penalty for non-compliance costs $13,260 with willful or repeated offenses clocking in at $132,398 per violation.
While, alone, these numbers are staggering, combined with days and productivity lost, decreased employee morale, increases in workers’ compensation insurance rates—not to mention the emotional, physical, and financial duress experienced by employees and their families—an on-the-job injury is a risk organizations want to avoid at all costs.
Build a Culture of Workplace Safety
Combined with a workplace safety plan, comprehensive safety training is a critical starting point—particularly for new or younger employees in hazardous work environments. The Insurance Information Institute stresses this importance, stating that workplace safety training should be included as part of employee onboarding and offered on a regular basis as a refresher.
Fortunately, technological advances have enabled organizations to train their workforce—particularly those with employees in the field—more efficiently and effectively through modern elearning. Employees without daily computer access at work can easily take safety courses on mobile devices, at warehouse kiosks, or in short scheduled group sessions. Better yet, health and safety elearning courses provide an easy and cost-effective way to supplement your organization’s unique training program requirements.
With a deep history in workplace health and safety dating back to 1894, Underwriters Laboratories—now UL—helps companies demonstrate safety, confirm compliance, enhance sustainability, manage transparency, deliver quality and performance, strengthen security, protect brand reputation, build workplace excellence, and advance societal wellbeing.
As a global, accredited standards developer, UL has written over 1600 standards defining safety, security, quality, and sustainability—so it’s not surprising that UL EHS elearning courses are considered an integral part of today’s modern safety training programs.
Now available as part of the popular OpenSesame Plus subscription, you can put to work UL’s 125 years of experience at your organization more easily than ever. The robust catalog of over 1,300 targeted courses covers all aspects of safety and compliance training, across all industries, in over 15 languages. From first aid and fall prevention to hazard communication and personal protective equipment (PPE), you’ll have the safety training you need to meet the needs of your diverse workforce.
For more information on UL or to get help with finding the courses you need, contact your Customer Success Manager, our Customer Support team, or call (503) 808-1268.