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How much does poor Safety Communication Cost Organisations?

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Nov 10, 2014
According to a study by Siemens Enterprise Communications, a business with 100 employees spends an average of 17 hours a week clarifying communication.
This translates to an annual cost of $528,443 (even higher for larger companies).


Where there are communication barriers, due to people misunderstanding information, there are also productivity losses. The same study found that the cumulative cost per worker per year is $26,041 just from communication barriers alone.

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Topics: safety communication costs, costs of poor safety communication, safety costs