Preventing the Most Common Injury

Preventing the Most Common Injury

 

The reigning champion of the reported workers’ compensation injury is the back.  For years it has been and continues to be the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims.  Back injuries result in a loss of work, increased medical cost and increased insurance cost for the employee and the employer.  However, many of these injuries can be prevented by following a few simple guidelines.

  • Always know the weight of an object before you start to lift
  • Always use proper lifting technique, bend your knees and keep the object close to your body
  • Always ask for assistance with heavier objects
  • Always use the recommended safety equipment
  • Always follow the company’s safety guidelines

By following these simple guidelines your company can reduce a lot of small injuries that lead to expensive problems.

 

Justin Mills

Corporate Risk Services