Date of Publication:

February 21, 2017

Altarum Institute’s 70-plus year history of saving lives and improving health, and a staff of 450 scientists, researchers, logisticians, statisticians, and health, safety, and environment (HSE) subject matter experts (SMEs) stand ready to support our clients’ HSE needs.

We support the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) and employer’s mission to assure safe and healthful working conditions for employees. Altarum’s researchers and HSE experts recognize that despite efforts to protect workers in both the private and public sectors, more than 13 workers
are killed daily, resulting in an alarming number (4,836) of workplace deaths in 2015.

In addition, nearly three million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses occur annually, causing extreme financial and resource burdens in the form of health impacts and reduced productivity. The economic costs of these occupational injuries and illnesses are enormous. The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates the cost of fatal and non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses at $250 billion (in 2007 dollars).

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