The metals and mining industries are among the most dangerous industries in the United States. Steel foundries, iron foundries, and copper foundries are in the top ten industries with non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the U.S. (Kurtzleben, 2012). According to the National Safety Council, each lost workday costs almost $35,000 between worker compensation, loss in production, medical bills and other costs.
Did you know corrosion is the third largest cost for Americans, only to be preceded by real estate and healthcare? Why should this even be? Many applications could utilize corrosion resistant materials, saving the economy money and, more importantly, lives.