Throughout each industry, there are a variety of common workplace injuries that happen frequently. While these injuries are often random or an accident, precautions and proper workplace training should still be taken. Here’s a breakdown of the top eight workplace injuries people suffer from and how they are most likely to occur.
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Every morning and evening construction workers make their commute to and from the jobsite. Days are spent at great heights, moving in repetition and surrounded by heavy noise. Staying safe on the job site requires unique materials and equipment depending on your specific needs.
It’s important to utilize the following equipment while on the construction site to avoid and prevent personal injury.
Eye and face protection: Vision impairment and blindness can be caused by tasks such as welding, cutting, grinding and nailing due to hazardous chemicals and flying materials.
Equipment to use: Protect yourself by wearing safety glasses and face shields when necessary.
Foot protection: Injury to the feet can occur by a variety of construction site tasks including heavy equipment, falling objects and slipping and falling.
Equipment to use: Be sure to invest in footwear that fits correctly, is resistant to punctures and has slip-resistant soles. Heavy-duty work boots will help avoid crushed toes and dangerous falls that could have serious health consequences.
Hand protection: The construction site exposes workers to hand injuries with every task they perform. From lifting heavy objects, to working around heavy equipment and hazardous heat and chemicals, the potential for injury is high.
Equipment to use: There are different types of gloves and hand protection to use depending on the task. Welding calls for welding specific gloves, rubber gloves for concrete work and insulated gloves while working around electrical and weather hazards.
Head protection: To potential for head injury is nowhere near low when it comes to the construction site. Between falling objects, fixed objects, heavy equipment and accidental head contact to hazardous material, there is great risk for severe head injuries with lasting consequences.
Equipment to use: Every single worker on the construction site should be wearing a hard-hat that fits correctly. Hats should be inspected routinely to be sure they are functioning properly.
Hearing protection: Lastly, the amount of destructive noise present on the jobsite calls for proper ear protection to protect against hearing impairment and hearing loss.
Equipment to use: There are a variety of earplugs and earmuffs that provide proper protection depending on the task.
Proper construction site attire and safety equipment is just the beginning of worksite safety. Poor ergonomics should be corrected to make sure your body is moving the best that it can. You can find more on-site safety tips throughout our blog! For an on-site evaluation, contact us and we can join you at your place of work to make sure you are practicing correct work safety techniques.
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The days are finally getting longer, the sun is feeling warmer and we are starting to feel that spring is right around the corner. These are the long-awaited signs that winter is coming to an end. However, don't be fooled, Mother Nature still has a trick or two up her sleeve that can cause us problems if we are not prepared.
Warmer daytime temperatures mean spring snowfalls don't stick around for long! However, it's the melting snow that can pose a big problem when nighttime temperature causes re-freezing and creates icy surfaces
Luckily, we know a thing or two about body mechanics. Follow the tips below to avoid winter slips and falls.
Use your whole foot
We want you to be as safe as possible throughout all seasons, rain, ice or sunshine. Talk to a physical therapist today to find a program that is unique to you and your team. We take personal wellness seriously and are happy to extend our services to those in need.