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Work On Preventing Common Work-Related Injuries

Posted on November 10, 2016 and filed under Urgent Care Blog

Working hard can be hard on your body since many accidents and injuries happen on the job. These work related injuries can cause great pain and long-term health problems, and possibly prevent you from working or living an active lifestyle. There are many types of work related injuries, with a large number of people suffering some sort of back injury at work. Fortunately, you can reduce your risk of all of them by taking some preventative measures. Learn how to protect yourself from the personal and professional impact of work related injuries and make the workplace a safer place.

Misery Loves Companies

There are many types of work-related injuries, from minor skin accidents to deep-muscle work related back injuries. Sadly, experts say that most of them could have been avoided if the appropriate safety measures had been in place. Research shows that the most frequent work related injuries include:

  • Strains and sprains, which are especially common in work related back injuries.
  • Punctures and cuts.
  • Contusions (bumps and bruises).
  • Inflammation, in such things as tendonitis.
  • Fractures.

Research also shows that the leading causes of these injuries are material handling, slips and falls, being struck by an object, tool-related accidents, and traumas.

Working on a Remedy

Since most work related injuries could have been prevented, safety must be promptly addressed in the workplace and business leaders need to promote an environment of safety among employees in every industry.

To prevent work related injuries, experts advise businesses to take the following safety measures:

  • Only hire candidates who are highly qualified for the job and understand all safety risks involved.
  • Encourage employees to participate in regular safety programs and equipment-training sessions.
  • Clearly communicate safety measures and practices to employees.
  • Recommend that employees in strenuous jobs wear special shoulder, knee, and back braces to avoid an upper body, lower body, or back injury at work.
  • Help injured employees recover faster by supplying the resources, support, and equipment required for a rapid recovery.

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