HARRISBURG, Pa., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Training for Health and Safety (PATHS) program certified and re-certified more than 50 workplace safety committees and saved employers more than $2 million in workers' compensation costs during the month of April.
"The PATHS program continues to be a tremendous resource for lowering the rate of workplace accidents, increasing workplace safety education, and generating millions in savings for Pennsylvania businesses," said Labor & Industry Acting Secretary Kathy Manderino. "For these reasons, we encourage all employers to form safety committees and become PATHS-certified."
PATHS is a no-fee, statewide service established by the Department of Labor & Industry, Bureau of Workers' Compensation's Health and Safety Division, to provide employers and employees with easy access to cost-effective health and safety resources. Services provided by PATHS help employers achieve greater efficiency in their workers' compensation cost-containment efforts by creating safer, accident-free workplaces.
When workplace safety committees become certified, employers become eligible for a 5 percent workers compensation discount. Since the program's inception in 1994, employers have realized a total savings of more than $570 million.
MEDIA CONTACT: Sara Goulet, PA Department of Labor & Industry, 717-787-7530
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry