CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance announced its support for North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 4-10.
Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, NAOSH Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for this year is “Safety is Good Business.”
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), occupational injuries and illness expenditures total nearly $171 billion a year in the U.S. alone. While the cost of injuries and illnesses can approach 5% of an organization’s total costs, establishing and sustaining effective safety and health systems can reduce costs by 20% to 40%, according to NIOSH.
The Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance is a collaborative initiative between OSHA and the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, the Hoist Manufacturers Institute and the Monorail Manufacturers Association.
For more information about NAOSH Week, visit http://www.asse.org/newsroom/naosh08.