We often think of injuries on the job as happening only in physically demanding industries, such as construction. But the potential for workplace error and hazards, which can lead to all sorts of slips, falls, trips, and more, are present in nearly every job type and every work situation.
One of the key ways to minimize or prevent these injuries is to know when there are hazards in a space.
A cluttered hallway? That can lead to tripping. Bad or burned out lighting? Another potential for falls or other injuries. And falls, either from hazards in the office or unsafe behaviors, are a leading reason why people get hurt.
When it comes to unsafe situations, there are some workplace necessities for education to create safe routines. For example, a ladder is the only thing to step on—not a chair. Lifting things? Bending from the knees is the smart choice.
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More resources on workplace injuries
- The Most Dangerous Professions in America
- How to Report Injuries in the Workplace
- Workers' Compensation: A Complete Guide
- Premises Liability Overview
- Proving Fault in a Slip & Fall Injury
- Everyday Slip and Fall Injuries to Be On Guard Against
- 5 Tips to Help Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents at Work
- Tips for Finding a Skilled Workers' Compensation Lawyer Near You
What about you? Do you know anyone who has been hurt at their workplace? Or do you have some safety tips or resources to share? Let us know in the comments below!