In today’s rapidly changing landscape, construction organizations are under growing pressure to deliver projects on time and budget. As a result, health, safety and well-being (HSW) programs are sometimes denied the priority they require. The outcome: company HSW cultures that barely meet satisfactory standards resulting in site mishaps, delays, cost overruns or worse.
Globally, there are around 340 million occupational accidents and 160 million victims of work-related diseases each year, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO). The cost of this damage accounts for almost 4% of the world’s GDP, or $3.2 trillion.
Reprinted courtesy of Andrew Butterfield, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved.