No one wants a workplace tragedy to happen – a work-related fatality or serious injury exact a huge emotional and economic cost. But if the worst does happen, the way you respond as an organization can make a difference to the family of an injured or deceased worker.

Threads of Life’s report, "Workplace tragedy: Employer communication and crisis response" is based on a survey of Threads of Life members who have experienced work-related injury or death in their families. The report provides some clear steps an employer can follow to connect with and support the family after a tragedy.