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How fostering DEI can improve safety and reduce workplace injury risks

June 13, 2024

Via: HR Dive

Workplace injury prevention programs that incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion principles can reduce worker risks and create a culture of safety, according to a June 10 report from the National Safety Council.

Different workplace factors can lead to inequitable outcomes, the report found. For instance, workers of color face more work-related injuries, including musculoskeletal disorders. Women, nonbinary and transgender employees often don’t have access to the correct size of personal protective equipment. And employees who use a wheelchair or other assistive devices may not be able to use the full range of their workstation.

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