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Focus on Accidents at Work

ACCIDENTS AT WORK Thousands of people in the UK are injured or subfer ill-health as a result of work every year but there are measures you can take to stop yourself becoming a statistic. Falls, trips & slips make up more than 1/2 of all major reported injuries CASES OF SELF- REPORTED ILL- HEALTH, PER 100, 00ó PEÓPLE EMPLOYED, BY REGION 2480 Scotland and almost 1/3 of over 3-day injuries 4630 North East 3360. 3900 Handling injuries are the Yorkshire Humberside North Mo. 1 West 4030 3940 East Midlands cause of over 3-day absences Mercia Eastern Wales 2950 3250 2,000,000 working days are lost duc to handling injuries and slips and trips alone South West South East 4230- 2920 4200 2/3of all fatal injuries were of 4 main types: fall All Industries Average Finanoe /Businas injury rate, Transport/Storage I from height; being struck by a moving object; being trapped by a collapsing structure; and being struck by a vehicle Education per 100, 000 workers, by industry 2008- 2011 Obpahore Oil & Cas Construotion Wholesale /Retail Electricity, gire, explosion or drowning/asphyxiation accidents accounted for Manupaoturing Public Admin 1/7 fatalities but only 1/100 non-fatal injuries Health Work BEAT STRESS STRESS BUSTERS Play Sport Stress accounts for 40% Eat well Those most at risk are those inuolved in: Make time to relax of all work-related illness Healthcare Education Caring personal services Think positively Control PREVENTING ACCADENTS Identify Assess Hazard Risk Risk Number of Injuries Reported Slips 8 Trips Major Injuries Falls grom height slips, trips and falls make up most injuries: watch out for wires, cables and spillages ALL AÇCIDENTS ARE PREVENTABLE! IN THE OFFICE ON THE BUILPING SITE always wear protective equipment and take no unnecessary risks Slips 8 Trips Over 3-day injurics wear protective equipment; ensure FACTORY machinery is regularly serviced IN THE Falls from height Anyone can be a victim of an accident, illness or injury in the workplace; if you have suffered through no fault of your own and would like more information about these or any other issues, contact 0800 849 s88 because it's only fair for mobiles: 0113 887 9206

Focus on Accidents at Work

shared by Crane on Sep 04
Accidents in the workplace happen all too often and in most cases are avoidable. See some interesting stats on workplace accidents and some ways in which we can help prevent accidents from happening a...




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