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The promotion of a culture of safety at the workplace is not only a protective measure designed to benefit the employer and employee, but it's also a good way to stay profitable, according to a blog post by BMS Building Services.

As of 2019, U.S. businesses were losing $170 billion dollars a year to workplace accidents and sickness, according to data from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).

Mike Doherty, president of BMS writes that by implementing a culture of safety where resources, time and training are routinely provided to keep workers safe, businesses experience fewer accidents, which in turn saves on insurance and other operating costs. By saving money in this area of the business, a company can invest more in the things that makes it competitive.

Those in the cleaning industry know that employee turnover costs businesses a lot of money. According to Doherty, employees feel more valued in a culture of safety, something that's been known to result in less turnover and higher productivity.

To read more about what BMS Building Services' safety culture entails, click here.