Safety inspections don’t harm business profits, says report

Workplace safety inspections do not harm businesses’ profits or sales, the Associated Press reports. Researchers studied inspections conducted by the Californian division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration between 1996-2006.

The report found that inspected companies saw a 9.4 percent drop in injury claims as compared to companies that were not inspected. Those same companies also saved an average of 26 percent on workers’ compensation costs in the four years following the inspections.

Inspected companies also saved about $355,000 on paid lost work and injury claims in the following four years. The Harvard Business School, which helped conduct the research, estimates that inspected businesses nationwide could add an estimated $6 billion in value.

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