The beer business is labor intensive. Warehouse employees are constantly lifting, twisting, turning, and loading trucks. Drivers are wheeling kegs down ramps and merchandisers are lifting cases and stocking shelves. Every time one of your employees picks something up they risk an injury – and you risk a workers comp claim.
On average, workers comp insurance costs about 3% of total payroll expense. For a beer distributor with $10million in payroll, that works out to $300,000 per year in premiums. A focus on safety says you care about your employees. A focus on safety says you care about your P&L.