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Support a Culture of Safety Excellence


Although worker deaths and injuries have decreased 60% and 40%, respectively, since OSHA’s creation in 1971, and improvements to worker safety and health have been made, more than 5,000 people still die on the job every year, with another 2.7 million people suffering a severe work-related injury.

To combat the steady number of workplace injuries and illnesses, OSHA recommends employers implement a safety and health program to complement existing regulations to help keep employees safe and promote a culture of safety excellence. Further, as global labor markets continue to tighten, important financial benefits can be gained by keeping workers safe and productive, including minimizing costs associated with increased downtime.

Read the full article online from Safety+Health Magazine.

This article was originally published in June 2022 by Safety+Health Magazine. Reprinted with permission of the publisher.



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Ines Sira

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ines Sira, Vice President and General Manager, Global Safety, Wesco
Ines Sira joined Wesco in 2021 as the Vice President and General Manager, Global Safety. She is an executive with two decades of leadership experience in Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Wesco, Ines led various businesses at 3M where she was accountable for the P&Ls of portfolios in highly regulated markets such as safety, aerospace and healthcare.