This week's excerpt from The Facts About Modern Manufacturing: Manufacturers see workplace safety as an important business tool. Rather than simply a cost of doing business, safety programs reduce costs and contribute to the bottom line. Between 1994 and 2011, the rate of occupational injuries in manufacturing facilities decreased by two-thirds, from just over 12 injuries per 100 workers to only 4. This is a substantially faster rate of improvement than that of the overall private sector. Manufacturing Facts

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