In workplaces across America, we see varying degrees of safety regulation and safety guideline implementation. There are more obviously dangerous jobs like construction, fire or police work, and less risky jobs such as secreterial, data entry, and accounting. But the bottom line is that workplace injuries can happen at any job when you least expect it.
The Top Ten Most Common Causes of Workplace Injury
as according to Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety’s 2014 Workplace Safety Index:
Overexertion led the pack
by a sizable margin. Note that overexertion includes very physical activities such as lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying, throwing, etc. It should come as no surprise that these would be at the top of the list, given all of the pressures and deadlines associated with many of our nation’s jobs.
Ideally, companies will continue to utilize the data from studies like these to assess where they are at with their safety standards, and how they can continuously improve them.
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