Workplace Injuries Archives

Winter Safety Tips for Construction Workers

Construction is a dangerous occupation at any time of year, but winter poses specific weather-related safety hazards for employees. Following these tips can help prevent winter-related workplace injuries and illnesses: Monitor the weather forecast: Both employers and employees should check the weather forecast regularly so that they are not caught off guard when storm conditions… Read More


How Common Are Work-Related Knee Injuries?

Workplace knee injuries can be extremely debilitating, and unfortunately, they are quite common. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), over 100,000 workers suffer knee injuries at work each year. That is a lot of people who are suffering from pain and disability because of a workplace injury. There are a few different types… Read More


How Can You Avoid a Back Injury at Work?

Back injuries can come on suddenly or happen slowly over time. They are also a top reason for Workers’ Compensation claims. Many back injuries are preventable, so what can you do to avoid one at work? Understanding how to lift heavy objects properly is crucial. Instead of bending with your back, get up close to… Read More


What Are Common Injuries in the Construction Industry?

Construction jobs are some of the most dangerous occupations. Due to the inherent risks of the physical labor, the treacherous work environment, and the use of hazardous machines, materials, and tools, there are many different kinds of workplace injuries suffered by construction workers. The accidents that take place on construction worksites threaten harm to workers… Read More


What Is a Workplace Degloving Injury?

A degloving injury occurs whenever skin is forcibly removed from any body part. Many workplace degloving injuries affect fingers, hands, legs, and arms, but they can occur to any part of your body. Degloving injuries are often long-lasting and might cause a partial or full disablement of a body part. Degloving injuries cause soft tissue… Read More


What Is National Safety Month?

National Safety Month takes place every June and is sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC). This observance aims to make workplaces, homes, communities, and roads safer by reducing the leading causes of injuries and fatalities. Each week focuses on different topics, and the public is strongly encouraged to participate. The first week of National… Read More


OSHA Launches New Program Focusing on Heat-Related Work Injuries

With the heat of summer quickly approaching, many employers need to be concerned about how hot their workplaces will become. Every year, many employees suffer from heat-related workplace injuries. Some employment locations are prone to becoming extremely hot, especially when the work is done either outside or in manufacturing facilities that are difficult to cool…. Read More


How Can Eye Injuries Be Avoided at Work?

Work-related eye injuries are not as common as other workplace injuries, but they can be debilitating. According to data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, approximately 2,000 work-related eye injuries occur every year in the U.S. Workers’ Compensation eye-related claims amount to roughly $300 million in lost productivity, medical treatment, and lost… Read More


What Are the Differences Between Safety Helmets and Hard Hats?

The hard hat has been synonymous with construction and manual labor industries, but modern work environments are finding that hard hats may not be the safest to use. From aluminum, fiberglass, to hard plastic, hard hats have seen changes over the past 100 years. Workplaces are now finding the use of safety helmets as safer… Read More


What Are Common Workplace Slip and Fall Accidents?

One of the major causes of workers’ compensation injuries is when workers slip and fall on the job. Slip and fall accidents can happen in almost any type of employment situation. It can happen in a production plant, a warehouse, a construction site, or even an office type environment where an employee slips on a… Read More


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