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In 2017, according to a report from the National Safety Council, the cost per worker was $1,100, which includes the value of goods or services each worker must produce to offset the cost of work injuries. (Credit: Joanne Penner/Shutterstock) In 2017, according to a report from the National Safety Council, the cost per worker was $1,100, which includes the value of goods or services each worker must produce to offset the cost of work injuries. (Credit: Joanne Penner/Shutterstock)

Regardless of industry, there is always a risk of a worker injury happening on the job. The number of workplace injuries is declining thanks to new technology and a greater emphasis on safety control programs, but they still occur — and they cost businesses in numerous direct and indirect ways.

Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at djacob@alm.com.

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