Monday, July 23, 2012

NIOSH Guide Helps Small Business Address Workplace Safety

U.S. Department of Commerce reports that 70% of workplaces employ fewer than 20 people. Yet, these companies, on average, suffer higher fatality rates compared to larger organizations, according to a 2006 RAND report. To help small business owners find workplace safety resources, NIOSH has published Small Business Safety and Health Resource Guide. The online tools contains summaries of and links to more than 50 websites produced by commercial, academic and government organizations, NIOSH reports, adding that each listed resource was reviewed for relevance, ease of use, cost and credibility.