The 2022 State of Employee Safety Report

Download this report to learn what your employees actually want when it comes to their safety at work and what that means for your business.


We surveyed 2,000+ full-time U.S. employees across a wide range of industries to understand how they feel about their personal safety and well-being. Here’s what we learned.

Most Americans have experienced at least one emergency situation while at work.

83% of U.S. employees say they have experienced at least one critical incident while working.
Incidents employees are most concerned about:

Workers agree it’s their employer’s job to protect them while on the clock.

9 of 10 employees believe their organization has a duty of care to keep them safe while at work.

Learn the steps you can take to assure your employees that they are cared for at all times.

No matter where they are or what they’re doing, safety is a priority for U.S. workers.

How important safety is to employees when deciding where to…

Today’s workforce cares more about safety than nearly every other employment incentive.

Improved safety could inspire employees to stay at their companies for the long term.

Understand how to improve overall safety while helping your company hire and retain top talent.

Working Americans would be motivated to stay with their employer for the long-term if their employer:

When crises occur, employees expect better communication from their employers.

Employees said that communication is the most important thing organizations can improve to make them feel that their safety is a priority.

Explore how effective communication can alleviate your employees’ concerns during emergencies and other critical events.

Top priorities from employees to improve their perception of safety:

Key Takeaways

Download the report for critical insights about how American workers perceive their organization’s efforts to keep them safe.
  • 97% of U.S. employees believe it’s important to always feel safe at work.
  • 91% of employees want to know their employer has their best interests in mind during an emergency.
  • 82% of American employees think employers have a duty to protect remote workers.
  • 79% of employees say they are more anxious about their health and well-being than ever before.
  • <20% of U.S. employees anticipate working remotely after 2022.
  • 54% of employees feel their personal safety is “extremely important” to their employer.

The Future of Work Depends on the Safety of Employees.

Get the data you need to make more informed decisions about how you protect your people.

The Future of Work Depends on the Safety of Employees.

Get the data you need to make more informed decisions about how you protect your people.
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