According to a March 2014 survey of directors serving on company boards of more than 200 American companies, safety doesn’t register on the list of risks being discussed and addressed in most boardrooms.
Threats to reputation are the number one concern followed by cyber-security, IT risks, concern about CEO succession and compliance with health care reform, accounting and tax standards.
Only 11 per cent of boards surveyed are “very concerned” about environmental compliance, with 28% “not concerned”.
Workplace safety standards did not make the list of choices.
Source: ISHN, 3 Sep 2014