In the United States alone, there are millions of workplace incidents every year. They are common – and costly. Luckily, most common workplace incidents are easily preventable. In this post we have compiled the most common workplace incidents, and outlined simple but effective prevention strategies for each.
Slips, Trips and Falls:
Slips, Trips and Falls make up the majority of accidents within the industrial sector and are the second leading cause of accidental death.
Prevention Strategies for reducing the number of slips, trips and falls include:
Listen: Encourage all employees to give feedback at safety meetings, they are at the coal face and see the issues on the ground. Listening will also help improve the safety culture.
Stay Clear: Ensure that all employees avoid any spills, snow, ice or other dangerous surfaces.
PPE: Ensure that employees wear rubber soled shoes with good traction.
Inspection Process: Ensure that there is a comprehensive inspection process for both special inspections and routine inspections.
These are non impact injuries resulting from excessive physical effort, like pulling, carrying, lifting and throwing.
Prevention Strategies include: improved ergonomics can reduce the number of injuries and will improve safety and posture.
Between 2003 and 2011 the CDC recorded almost 18,000 work related vehicle accidents. Ensuring that all staff are suitable trained to perform tasks with a vehicle type etc and making sure that the inspection and audit schedule is maintained will reduce the number of incidents.
Equipment-related accidents happen but by providing employees with the correct Protective Equipment(PPE) and by ensuring that all equipment is inspected on a regular basis will reduce the number of workplace accidents that are related to equipment.
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