In today’s blog, we’re going to give you a closer look at the five most common workplace accidents and offer safety tips and suggestions to help you avoid and prevent them from occurring.
Merriam-Webster's definition of accident is, "an unfortunate event resulting from carelessness or ignorance." The first example of the word used in a sentence is, "He was injured in an accident at work." Why does the first example of accident involve the workplace?
“Every day in America, 13 people go to work and never come home. Every year in America, nearly 4 million people suffer a workplace injury and may never recover.” -- Secretary of Labor, Hila Solis, Workers Memorial Day speech, April 26, 2012
To prevent injuries that occur in the workplace, you first need to know how they happen. Only then can you take preventative measures that both comply with governmental safety regulations and are practical to your given work environment.