"Safe" Workplace has Dramatic Effect

Incorporating environmental concerns into the workplace can have a positive, long-lasting effect on the bottom line.

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that annual indoor air polution costs U.S. companies $1 billion in medical costs and $60 billion in lost productivity. With these kinds of losses, it's no wonder that a focus on making work "safe" can truly make a difference.

Ideas range from avoiding building materials that cause indoor polution to purchasing energy-efficient equipment, such as computers and printers that power-down automatically.

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