Why is workplace safety so important? Because...
- We're no longer reducing the number of injuries: The rate of injuries in state government is not declining. Workers' Compensation claim incidence rates have been flat since 2003. In the 8 years before that incidence rates were in steady decline. We've hit a wall.
- Costs are going up: As our incidence rate has remained flat, medical costs continue to rise. If this continues unchecked, the financial impact to the state will increase rapidly.
But this is not just a fiscal issue. It's a moral one. 1,904. That is the number of injuries to our coworkers that will occur each fiscal year at the current rate.
That's 1,900 instances where our coworkers, friends and family members are seeing significant disruption, if not devastation, in their lives, the lives of their families, and their ability to serve the people of Minnesota effectively.
With MnSAFE let us all stand together and work together to address this issue.
Get started by reviewing the goal and Governor Dayton's original safety commitment statement.