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5 ways to improve occupational health and safety (OHS) with digital signage

For a business, OHS is a major issue that can become very expensive. According to the IRSST, it costs around 3.2 billion[1] dollars a year in Quebec. The IRSST also calculates that the average cost for an employment injury is $34 869.[2] This includes:

  • Medical expenses: the medical assistance and rehabilitation fees, training time for other employees, medical exams.
  • Funeral expenses: Funeral expenses following a fatality.
  • Salary costs: The hours not worked (or non-productive), but paid as salaries and employee benefits by the employer on the day of the accident.
  • Lost productivity: The value of paid and unpaid labour that is not undertaken by the worker having sustained the injury.
  • Administrative expenses: Turnover costs (recruiting, training, etc.).
  • Human costs: The loss in quality of life for the worker and his relatives (family, friends, and other members of the community): duration of those changes; potential years of life lost (fatality).

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