Top 10 causes of non-fatal workplace injuries

The Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index ranks the top 10 causes of disabling workplace injuries as follows (ranked by direct cost):

10. Repetitive motion involving micro-tasks
9. Struck against object or equipment
8. Caught in/compressed by equipment or objects
7. Slip or trip without fall
6. Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle
5. Other exertions or bodily reactions
4. Struck by object or equipment
3. Falls to lower level
2. Falls on same level
1. Overexertion involving outside source

The Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index helps identify critical risk areas so that business leaders can better allocate safety resources in order to make workplaces safer. It is important to understand the safety protocol on any job whether it be for a small company or a large one. Accidents happen. But when jobs are completed, exercising safety, they happen less often.

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