Occupational Safety and Health: Why It Matters
Every year, millions of American workers are hurt or fall sick on the job. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, private employers in the U.S. reported nearly three million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2016 alone. When these incidents occur, it can affect workers’ lives, slow down productivity, raise costs or even impact the quality of products or services.
At CTEH, we’ve seen first-hand how occupational safety and health programs, as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, can help reduce the rate of these incidents while promoting a safer work environment. That’s why our team is proud to partner with businesses and organizations to implement occupational health programs, especially for those who operate in hazardous conditions.
This North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, we’re celebrating our industrial hygienists, medical toxicologists, environmental health nurses and others who work hard every day to prevent injuries and illnesses in the workplace. If you’d like more information about CTEH’s occupational health services—from respirator fit testing to first-aid training—please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-801-8500.