Top 3 Workplace Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Workplace injuries are a fact of life in all work settings, but there are simple solutions that can prevent the majority of them. Preventing workplace injuries is essential for your employees’ health, but it also helps companies by improving worker productivity and morale while saving companies from preventable healthcare costs and even hefty lawsuit payouts.

Some industries are more prone to workplace injuries than others, but accidents can happen in any company. That’s why it’s important to do your best to prevent them.  Below are the top 3 workplace injuries and how to avoid them.

Slips, Trips and Falls

Slip, trips and falls are the three most common workplace injuries. In fact, they account for 1/3rd of all workplace injuries and can involve things like head and back injuries, broken bones, cuts and scrapes, sprains, and pulled muscles, just to name a few.

Common Causes of Slips:

  • wet or oily surfaces
  • spills
  • weather hazards
  • loose rugs
  • flooring lacking sufficient traction

Common Causes of Trips:

  • obstructed view
  • poor lighting
  • clutter
  • wrinkled carpeting
  • uncovered cables
  • uneven walking surfaces
  • drawers being left open

There are three keys to preventing workplace accidents due to slips, trips and falls:

  • proper housekeeping
  • quality walking surfaces
  • appropriate footwear

Employees should also be advised to take their time and pay attention to where they are going.  Workers should be encouraged to report dangerous conditions.

Want to know more about workplace injuries and how to prevent them? Contact MaintenX today!