"Being able to calculate, demonstrate, and communicate the value that you bring to an organization is essential for success. This study and strategy give you the understanding and some of the tools necessary to be successful in this (or any) economy. I'd advise anyone desiring to be promoted quickly to the top of an organization learn these skills immediately. In fact, in this economy with many companies needing to right-size to survive, these skills might come in handy to protect your budgets, much less your own job. In any case, I'm certain that they'll make you a better, more effective health professional."
David M. Eherts, PhD, CIH
VP - Aviation Safety,
EHS and Medical Chief Safety Officer
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
"Our Board of Directors appreciates your permitting our office to make available to the health and safety specialists on Capitol Hill the very helpful information contained in the June/July 2008 edition of The Synergist. The Office of Compliance has recently initiated a study of legislative branch agencies to quantify injury costs that have been avoided as a result of targeted employer safety and health programs. It appears that such programs can result in reduced injury rates and concomitant cost avoidance. For example, we estimate that between 2001 through 2007, the Library of Congress has avoided in excess of $11 million in costs from occupational injuries. Preliminary findings suggest that the Library's injury prevention programs have significantly contributed to this injury rate reduction. I'm certain that the technical advice you have provided will be very useful to agency health and safety personnel here on the Hill."
Deputy Executive Director
Office of Compliance