It is common for both employers and workers to strive for the highest standards of safety possible in the workplace. That is because an industrial accident may do more than just cause injury or death to workers. It may also have financial implications for the employer in terms of workmen's compensation, as well as fines if the work accident can be attributed to employer negligence.
Given the importance of workplace safety, it may be a good idea for state governments to offer incentives to the employers who actually take the safety of their workers seriously and do all that they can to minimize the chances of a work accident. This is precisely what Governor Tom Corbett has been trying to achieve in Pennsylvania.