The costs of unintentional injuries are huge. The burden on employers and society in general runs in the billions of dollars annually. These figures can be hard to comprehend, so we‘ve made them relatable to quantities you might see in your daily life.
Consider these cost equivalents for 2017:
Total Cost of All Injuries
of every dollar paid in personal federal income tax
of every dollar spent on food in the U.S.
Motor-Vehicle Crashes Cost
660 Gallons of Gas
for every registered vehicle in the U.S.
for every licensed driver
Work Injuries Cost
Amazon’s 2017 profits
Apple’s 2017 profits
Home Injuries Cost
rebate for each new single family home built
of every dollar paid in property taxes
Public Injuries Cost
grant for every U.S. public library
bonus for every police officer and firefighter