Why worry about safety? Because failing to do so could literally destroy your business. Besides your ethical responsibility toward your employees, workplace accidents cost money and time. You could be liable for substantial penalties that could wipe out your business’s cash flow.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) penalty for willful violations of safety rules that could result in death or serious physical harm is $5,000 to $70,000. So paying attention to safety is definitely worth your while.