Nearly 13,000 American workers are injured each day. These numbers are staggering, and the worst part is that each one is preventable. Taking preventative action can spare workers needless pain and suffering.
According to this information 50% of all work injuries can be prevented by using Banner Stakes products and 4 out of 5 occupations with the most injuries can also benefit from using Banner Stakes products.
Every 7 Seconds, a worker is injured on the job…
- 540 Per Hour.
- 12,900 A Day.
- 90,400 A Week.
- 4,700,000 A Year.
99,000,000 Production days were lost due to work-related injuries in 2014.
The most common types of injuries keeping worker away from work are:
- Sprains, Strains Or Tears
- Soreness Or Pain
- Cuts, Lacerations Or Punctures
The TOP 3 Workplace injury events resulting in lost work days are:
- Overexertion: (35% of injuries) Includes lifting or lowering and repetitive motions. Helpful tips include; avoid bending, reaching and twisting when lifting and also taking frequent short breaks.
- Contact With Objects And Equipment: (25% of injuries) includes struck by or against and object or equipment, Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects and struck caught or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment or material. Helpful tips include; storing heavy objects close to the floor, being aware of moving equipment/objects in your work area and wearing the proper personal protective equipment.
- Slips, Trips and Falls: (25% of injuries) includes falls to a lower level and falls on the same level. Helpful tips include; placing the base of ladders on an even, solid surface and using good housekeeping practices.
The TOP 5 occupations with the largest number of workplace injuries resulting in days away from work are:
- Service: Includes firefighters and police.
- Transportation and Shipping
- Manufacturing and Production
- Installation, Maintenance and Repaire
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source: “Workplace Injury Statistics.” nsc.org, National Safety Council, Web. Jan. 28th, 2018.