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Top 6 Causes Of Workplace Injuries

CAUTION TOP 6 CAUSES OF WORKPLACE INJURIES Stress and fatigue translate to impaired judgment, slower reflexes in operating machinery or motor vehicles, a delayed response to emergency situations and inattention to details Slips usually occur on wet floors. where liquids are splashed and not cleaned up. Linoleum, hardwood and tile flooring surfaces are particularly hazardous after they have been mopped or waxed. Another consideration is the type of footwear worn by employees. and instructions. Lifting Many back injuries and pulled muscles that occur in the workplace are the result of picking up something that is too heavy, not bending the legs, not asking a partner to assist or trying to lift or hold a heavy object above the shoulders. Items left in a high-traffic corridor, extension cords that are not properly taped down and carpeting that has come loose all are contributors to tripping employees and sometimes causing more than just stubbed toes. Toppling Objects. If tall pieces of furniture such as bookcases and filing components are not securely anchored, an earthquake could cause them to pitch forward and dislodge their contents, putting nearby workers in peril. Workplace injuries also can be caused by heavy objects that are stacked on high shelves and are shifted precariously to the edge each time they are put back or the structure gets bumped. Hazardous Materials Protective clothing, eye wear and gloves are mandatory for employees whose jobs require them to be around hazardous materials, chemicals and toxic waste. Slip-ups in these rules can result in burns, explosions, respiratory diseases, blindness and skin infections. Moret Law Firm Riverside - (951) 534-5526 - http://moret-lawfirm.com/

Top 6 Causes Of Workplace Injuries

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Here are the top six causes of workplace accidents and injuries.

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