This is the third in a three-part blog series on the relationship between workplace culture and the costs associated with occupational injury and illness.
We’ve talked about the relationship between the employer-employee…well, relationship and we’ve talked about impacts on claims, costs and workers compensation. In the story I shared last week, we learned how some of the more ineffable qualities of workplace culture have a significant relationship with employee engagement and therefore absenteeism and direct/indirect costs.
This is a relationship that information from Health and Safety authorities tends to support. For example, Health & Safety Ontario’s excellent resource, Journey to Excellence: The Complete Guide, emphasizes the impact of organizational culture on health and safety.
The guide notes that hard stats that clearly relate injury rates to organizational culture can be difficult to establish. In large part this is because most companies only report superficial causes (for example, lack of … Read more...