5 Common Work-Related Injuries (Infographic)

Whether it’s a construction site, a textile factory, or an office, there are a range of common accidents and injuries that occur in all workplaces, affecting workers, families, and businesses all over. Check out some effective ways to prevent and treat 5 common work-related injuries below.

Musculoskeletal Injuries
• Causes
o Overexertion
o Fatigue
o Prolonged static posture
o Frequent or repetitive stretching
o Heavy lifting

• Prevention
o Change positions frequently.
o Set up a properly positioned workstation.
o Learn the right way to do physical work.
 For example, lift with your legs, not your back!
o Maintain fitness and flexibility.

• Treatment Suggestions
o Try chiropractic care to correct spinal misalignment.
o Massage therapy promotes a relaxed state that relieves musculoskeletal pain.

Did you know?
An effective safety & health program in the workplace could save $4-6 for every $1 invested in it!

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Musculoskeletal Injuries
• Causes
o Overexertion
o Fatigue
o Prolonged static posture
o Frequent or repetitive stretching
o Heavy lifting

• Prevention
o Change positions frequently.
o Set up a properly positioned workstation.
o Learn the right way to do physical work.
 For example, lift with your legs, not your back!
o Maintain fitness and flexibility.

• Treatment Suggestions
o Try chiropractic care to correct spinal misalignment.
o Massage therapy promotes a relaxed state that relieves musculoskeletal pain.

Did you know?
An effective safety & health program in the workplace could save $4-6 for every $1 invested in it!

Slips, Trips, & Falls
• Causes
o Wet and slippery floors
o Objects on the floor
o Loose carpeting
o Inadequate lighting

• Prevention
o Stay attentive and alert.
o Keep work spaces clean and uncluttered.
o Use signage to indicate slippery conditions.
o Label or cover uneven walkways.

• Treatment Suggestions
o Rehabilitation exercises and physical therapy can help you heal and return to your daily activities.

Safety pays: Implementing proper safety precautions could save an employer $40,000 per incident!

Repetitive Motion Injuries
• Causes
o Fixed-position activities, like keyboard use

• Prevention
o Train employees to reduce frequency of activity.
o Encourage employees to take breaks.
o Provide proper ergonomic equipment.

• Treatment Suggestions
o Try ice and rest for short-term relief and physical therapy to help joints, tendons, and muscles heal in the long run.

Ergonomic workstations are not just for looks: they could cut back $20 million per year on worker’s compensation!

Machinery and Equipment
• Causes
o Potentially dangerous equipment, machinery, and objects
o Loose clothing, shoes, jewelry, fingers, and unbound hair

• Prevention
o Safety first: all workers should know the safety precautions of the workplace.
o Keep work environment free from hazards.
o Wear proper protective equipment.
o Store materials in a safe and secure manner.

• Treatment Suggestions
o Treatment for injuries related to machinery depends on the circumstances.
o The best medicine here is prevention!

Did you know?
Commitment to workplace safety could save $20,000 per lost-time claim!

Motor Vehicle Accidents
• Causes
o Work-related motor vehicle accidents occur across all industries and involve drivers who transport people and freight, employees who drive company or personal vehicles, and even pedestrian workers who are hit by other motorists.

• Prevention
o Provide extensive employee safety training and enforce safe driving policies.

• Treatment Suggestions
o Chiropractic care can alleviate back pain and discomfort.
o Physical therapy can help restore movement and physical function.

Get wise behind the wheel: A driver safety program could save $3+ for every $1 invested.

SOURCES:
http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/ergonomics/work-ergonomics-minimize-back-injuries
http://blogs.findlaw.com/free_enterprise/2013/12/the-5-most-common-workplace-injuries-revealed.html
http://arbill1.web11.hubspot.com/arbill-safety-blog/bid/160371/Workplace-Accidents-10-Most-Common-Workplace-Injuries
https://www.einstein.yu.edu/administration/environmental-health-safety/accident-injury-reduction-campagin/top-injuries.aspx
http://www.safenebraska.org/files/8113/8444/8700/National_Safety_Council_Top_10_Preventable_Workplace_Injuries.pdf

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http://arbill1.web11.hubspot.com/arbill-safety-blog/bid/167332/Slips-Trips-and-Falls-Workplace-Injury-Statistics
https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy09/sh-19478-09/roc_employer_ergo_manual.pdf
http://www.tipsprevention.com/repetitive-stress-injuries/
http://www.worksafecenter.com/safety/topic/heavy+machinery/step-1.page
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/motor_vehicle_guide.pdf

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  1. James March 15, 2016 at 1:08 am - Reply

    Great infographic! Thanks for allowing to share I will credit your site back!

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