This calculator uses sample incident and injury scenarios to show why a safe workplace is good business.
While slicing the small end of a cold cut with a meat slicer, a worker sliced off the tip of his left hand's ring finger.
Costs are based on a one-employer and four-worker shift.Estimated wage rates:
A worker slipped on a wet kitchen floor, fracturing his right ankle.
Costs are based on a one-employer, one-supervisor, and 15-worker shift.Estimated wage rates:
A worker was draining hot oil from a deep fryer into a bucket. The worker picked up the full bucket and splashed hot oil onto her ankle and upper part of her foot causing second-degree burns to both areas.
Costs are based on a one-employer, one-supervisor, and nine-worker shift.Estimated wage rates:
A motel housekeeper sprained her back while turning a mattress.
Costs are based on a one-employer and five-worker shift.Estimated wage rates:
A cashier at a bakery café was confronted by an armed robber. The robber made threats, but left without physically injuring any of the staff. The cashier experienced post-traumatic stress after the incident.
Costs are based on a one-employer and nine-worker shift.Estimated wage rates:
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