A person stacks letter blocks to spell the word "RISK" three times. According to Pie Insurance’s survey, of business owners who reported having at least one workplace injury over the last five years, 13% said their most common workplace injury was mental stress. Photo: GajusAdobe Stock

Half of small businesses have had at least one workplace injury in the last five years, says a recent survey on small business safety from Pie Insurance. The survey consisted of over 1,000 small business owners (of companies with 1-500 employees), and nearly one-third of these owners said that they wished they had known to put a higher priority on employee safety when they started their business.

Though most minds drift to physical job-related injuries, like from machinery in a factory or burns from a restaurant stove, when discussing job safety, today’s business owners are increasingly concerned about a number of less obvious risks.

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Brittney Meredith-Miller

Brittney Meredith-Miller is assistant editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. She can be reached at [email protected].

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