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Study links worker safety and health to stock market success

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Washington – Three recent studies suggest companies that excel at worker health and safety also thrive in stock market value.

In each study, researchers analyzed long-term stock market performances among organizations recognized for safety excellence. The findings included:

Although the findings did not prove causation, a clear correlation existed between achieving safety and health excellence and increasing stock market value, researchers said.

“There is much to be learned about the connection between workplace health and corporate performance, but the pieces of the puzzle are coming together and we’re seeing that investing in employee health and wellness is a common thread between well-respected, high-performing organizations,” HERO Vice President of Research Jessica Grossmeier said in a press release.

All three studies were published in the January issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.