- Report: Workplace Safety Inspections Add Value
May 24, 2012 — Companies subject to random safety inspections have experienced a reduction in injury claims without a negative impact on profits or sales, according to a recently published study in the journal Science.
Researchers studied companies inspected by California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health from 1996-2006, reports The Huffington Post. The study found that companies subjected to random inspections reduced their injury claims 9.4 percent compared to those not inspected. Additionally, those companies saved an average of about US$355,000 in injury claims and compensation for lost work. If inspections conducted in all 50 states have the same value as those studied in California, researchers estimated that inspected businesses are receiving about $6 billion in added value.
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