January 28, 2019
It is well into 2019, and as you turn your attention to the next 12 months, now is the time to consider the trends that are shaping the world of occupational health and safety. Until recently, much of occupational health and safety has been focused on detecting unsafe conditions and the assumption that the majority of workplace accidents are attributable to unsafe behaviors. As such, for at least the last decade and a half, the statistics regarding workplace injuries have gone largely unchanged. Companies spend more time mitigating risks after an accident has occurred or been detected than preventing them. The field is changing, though.