Statistics showed that the estimated number of non-fatal injuries reported by private industry employers in 2016 was 2.9 million. It was lower than the numbers from the last release, but it is still considerably high. This list will include the top 5 common injuries in the workplace and an additional tip on how to avoid them.
These little accidents are most of the times caused by carelessness. Of course, being careful should number one in a workplace. Put extra care in everything that you do, be alert, and pay attention even to little things. Prevention is better than cure. So, take additional measures and make sure that your workplace is accident-free.
2. Being Hit by Falling Objects
These can cause minor and even severe injuries to workers. Safety is something you don't just talk about; it should be applied and reinforced. Provide safety precautions in your workplace and make sure that everyone complies with that.
3. Muscle Strains
It's crucial to provide proper training to your workers, so these kinds of accidents can be prevented. Require your employees to have some basic training about lifting techniques, and it will lessen these kinds of injuries.
4. Repetitive Strain Injury
Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI, describe as pain that caused by repetitive movements or overuse. Just like muscle strains, proper training should be provided to ensure that these injuries will not happen. For heavy workload, avoid overtimes; adding additional workers for these works is a good idea.
5. Crashes and Collisions
These kinds of accidents are hard to prevent. No matter what vehicles are involved, the damages can still be severe. It's very critical to make sure that enforcing safety precautions all the time is done at the workplace (e.g., wearing seatbelts and hard hats).
Accidents can happen at the most unexpected times. If you're careful for most of the times but there's one time that you make a mistake, that's where they strike. There are several ways of keeping your employees safe. Being extra careful is one, but more importantly, having workers' compensation will be extremely helpful - for the employer and his most important assets - the employees.
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