An injury is damage done to your body. It is a general term that can refer to any of the following: accidents, falls, blows, burns, etc. Every day, millions of people injure themselves. And these injuries don’t select a location either; they can happen indoors, outdoors, when you’re at home, and even… at work. Injuries can range from minor to life-threatening. Let’s look at a few common injuries that frequently occur in the workplace.
These injuries occur after lifting something heavy or excessively lifting objects. Many jobs in every industry have positions that require employees to move and lift objects. Even smaller tasks such as carrying your printer or moving your desk can cause back pains, leg pains and other strain injuries.
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This type of injury happens when employees trip over office materials left unattended or scattered. It can also happen to employees who run on the stairs. Sometimes, employees also take for granted floor signs such as ‘Slippery Surface’ and still rush, resulting to the injury.
Falling from Heights
Employees can slip and fall due to faulty equipment. Protective gears such as helmets and the like should be provided to prevent more serious injuries and the workplace environment needs to be securely and regularly checked for problems that may arise.
These types of injuries result from an employee reacting to a situation such as avoiding a falling object, or pulling back when startled.
Falling Object Injuries
These injuries occur when something in the workplace or a thing being handled by employees falls from a surface striking another employee. These injuries usually result in head injuries, although not limited to.
Workers using and working with heavy equipment and machines should be aware of their environment because it is very much possible to get caught in the moving parts of the device.
Repetitive Motion Injuries
Injuries like the carpal tunnel syndrome occur from continuous, repeated motions performed on the job. People who are doing assembly line work, writing, and doing a tremendous amount of typing should take precautions and observe a healthy posture when doing their jobs.
As long as you’re taking action, of course it is unavoidable to every now and then to injure yourself. But of course, the key there is that you have to be always careful in whatever you’re doing and make sure that you are aware on the action that you’re taking. A lot of accidents happen due to negligence, so stay safe and try to observe 100% zero accident.