The Strange Trends Highlighting Common Workplace Dangers

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Workplace machine

If there is anywhere that one should expect to feel safe, it is at work. After all, you spend a large part of your daily life there. If you don’t feel safe there, that ultimately means that you don’t feel safe in much of your life. But the evidence shows us time and again that there might not always be a real incentive to feel safe in the workplace. Year after year, the statistics for workplace injuries worsen, and that is not something that is going to gladden anybody’s heart. The best we can do is try to understand it all a little better, and for that we will need to look in more detail at why it is that people become injured at work.

Machinery

First of all, a particularly common (and increasingly so) type of workplace accident is that of machinery misuse or fault. This is the kind of thing that can happen anywhere, but particular industries will probably benefit from an especially close look at this issue. Construction and engineering fields especially might need to look into how they relate to their machines. There is also something to be said for improving the way that people are trained to use new machinery. There must be strict sign-off protocols before anyone is left alone with any machinery, even simple pieces of kit which are used every day. The research shows that those machines are just as commonly part of the problem.

Heights

Another especially common type of workplace injury is the fall from a height, as well as slips and trips. This can happen literally anywhere, and at first glance it might seem almost impossible to try and do anything about it for the future. But by focussing more strongly on basic health and safety, we can easily make a difference to how many people suffer this particular fate each year. Any slip and fall attorney will tell you that the vast majority of cases could well have been avoided, and that means that we can do something as a society to try and curb this trend a little. Everything we do is likely to help, so it is worth looking into this in more detail and trying to improve work culture everywhere.

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Lifting

How many times a day does the average worker lift something in the workplace? This figure is impossible to work out, but we can estimate the figures for how many are injured in this way. This is especially disappointing, given that every instance of this kind of injury can be avoided simply by ensuring that everyone is taught how to lift properly. This is such a basic that no business should get away with ignoring it. Hopefully in time, we can get to a point where this kind of injury does not occur at all, and that in itself will greatly reduce all workplace injuries by a large amount.

In time, we should be able to get to the point where workplace injuries are so low as to almost be non-existent.

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