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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/29/2003

Injuries at home hurt at work

Wilkesboro, N.C.

— “Off-the-clock” injuries — those occurring at home — are taking a big bite out of many bottom-lines, according to a recent study. American firms are spending an average of $376 Cdn per employee to help pay for injuries employees and their dependents suffer at home. This results in an annual $51 billion financial burden to U.S. employers, almost double the $26.2 billion employers endure for “off-the-clock” highway injuries.

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