2.78 million people died last year due to workplace accidents and work-related ill-health.
It’s an unacceptable number, and hard to wrap the mind around, so let’s break it down:
It’s 7,616 people dead every day,
it’s 317 every hour,
it's 5 people since you accessed this site.
It's almost one fatality every ten seconds.
We can’t fix everything all at once.
But we can do something right now.
Just do something.
Just one thing.
ONE PERCENT SAFER
The Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (‘IOSH’) reports that benefits of a safer workplace include a happier and healthier workforce, lower staff turnover, improved productivity and a better corporate reputation.
But there’s more than that: the National Safety Council in the USA and the Center for Disease Control (‘CDC’) reckon that for every dollar spent on improving workplace safety, the Return-On-Investment is between four and six times, whilst IOSH quantify ROI at around 120%.
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"Read this book, take action, and pass it on. With it, hand on your passion for people to the next person, and the next, and the next. Together we can make the world one percent safer."
"Andrew Sharman is a dangerous man and a master of his art. His ability to collect, distill and connect thoughts and ideas into practical action will both inspire you and transform your organisations culture. If you want people to not get hurt at work, read this book right now."
"I'm heartened to learn that all proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the One Percent Safer Foundation, and wish you good luck with your endeavours."