Safety Pays in Mining

Keywords: Costs Injuries
Version: 1.3
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Safety Pays in Mining  demonstrates how avoiding occupational injuries impacts the success of your company. With your input, it estimates the total cost of occupational injuries to your company and its effect on profitability. Safety Pays in Mining  also gives examples of how your company could spend the savings from occupational injuries that are prevented.

If you need help with using the tool, please refer to the User's Guide. For additional information on the data and calculations used in Safety Pays in Mining, see the Technical Guide. Hover your mouse pointer over the fields and some table headers for more information.

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Data updated to include 2016 MSHA accident and injury data.

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Thanks to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation for their input and feedback on the Safety Pays in Mining web application.

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Terms of Use

This calculator is based on the Safety Pays Program created by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The estimated cost of an injury is calculated from data provided by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (OHBWC) and reflects the various costs of lost-time workers' compensation insurance claims. These costs shown do not necessarily represent what a specific company directly pays. OBWC makes no guarantees nor assumes any responsibility for the accuracy of any results obtained through the use of the data provided through this tool. The information and data may not be used or copied in any manner except as provided in conjunction with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program web application, Safety Pays in Mining.

This NIOSH developed software is provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind including express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. By acceptance and use of this software, which is conveyed to the user without consideration by NIOSH, the user expressly waives any and all claims for damage and/or suits for personal injury or property damage resulting from any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, or damages for loss of profits, revenue, data or property use, incurred by you or any third party, whether in an action in contract or tort, arising from your access to, or use of, this software in whole or in part. No further development or upgrades for this software is planned. The NIOSH Mining Program does not save or store any of the data entered on this page. Any questions concerning this product can be directed to the NIOSH Mining Program email box at

Page last reviewed: April 10, 2018
Page last updated: October 5, 2018