Mining Feature: New Web Application: Safety Pays in Mining

Keywords: Costs Injuries

Friday, February 17, 2017

Safety Pays in Mining is a new web tool from NIOSH that shows the cost of worker injuries, and gives some suggestions for ways the savings might be reinvested.

This web tool highlights the costs of injuries and goes beyond just the medical bills to include costs such as loss of productivity, overtime pay, and re-tasked administrative resources. No one wants workers to experience injuries on the job, but spotlighting how accidents also hurt the company’s bottom line makes the message even clearer:

It pays to invest in safety and injury prevention.

Use the Safety Pays in Mining tool to see the financial impact of injuries on your mine and how your operation could use that same money in other ways.


Page last reviewed: 9/25/2017 Page last updated: 2/17/2017