4 Most Common Workplace Injuries

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According to the National Safety Council, 12,900 work-related injuries happen every day in the United States. From severe back pain to broken bones, workers across different industries and occupations can become susceptible to a wide range of injuries. 1 cause of workplace injuries.

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MSD INJURIES

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Overexertion Injuries are the most common workplace injury. These are referred to as musculoskeletal disorders or MSD injuries. Overexertion is consistently the number one workplace injury, and the most expensive, costing around $3.4 MSD injuries are often associated with material handling work. These injuries cause damage to muscles and tissues in the body, most commonly in the back. These injuries are mostly reported as strains and sprains.

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New Workers Most at Risk for Injury: Study

Construction Equipment

Nearly half of the construction workers in Tennessee who were injured over a recent two-year period had been on the job less than a year, according to a case study report from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). The Construction Industry Research and Policy Center (CIRPC) at

Risk on the Road

Construction Business Owner

Risk on the Road. These are among the costliest causes of business injury claims and can be detrimental to your company’s financial standing and reputation Alex Headley. Mon, 11/08/2021 - 07:30.

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Altec Recalls Crane Jibs for Injury Risk

Construction Equipment

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports the cranes are at risk for unexpected movement when the limiting pin is not inserted in the correct position. Such unrestricted movement increases the risk for operator injury, NHTSA said. Altec Industries Inc. is recalling 724 2005-2013 model-year Altec Crane Telescopic Jibs manufactured from March 1, 2005 to Aug. 30, 2013.

UV Injuries

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Working out in the sun, especially in summer, exposes workers to the highest concentration of UV rays, although working outdoors in areas of snow and light-colored sand also increase the risk of sunburn. UVA radiation can increase the risk for developing skin cancer. Workers at the greatest risk of UV injuries or illness are construction workers, agricultural workers, landscapers, and gardeners. Commonly used drugs can increase the risk of getting sunburn.

Understanding Risk on the Road

Construction Business Owner

Understanding Risk on the Road. These are among the costliest causes of business injury claims and can be detrimental to your company’s financial standing and reputation Alex Headley. Mon, 11/08/2021 - 07:30.

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Minorities Facing Highest Risks of Injuries at the Job Says Study

The Constructor

Covid-19 has thrust the issue of workplace safety into the limelight, especially for frontline workers such as nurses and doctors. However, one group. Safety Guide

Construction Workers At Highest Risk for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Construction Equipment

Construction workers sustain more traumatic brain injuries (TBI) than employees at any other type of workplace in the United States, according to a recent report from NIOSH

Honeywell Safety recalls hard hats due to risk of head injury

Contractor Magazine

No accidents or injuries have been reported so far The hard hats can fail to protect users from impact.

PREVENTING REPETITIVE STRESS INJURIES

Safety Services Company

Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are those which affect nerves, joints, tendons, tendon sheathes, and muscles. The term RSI is rather broad because the injuries included occur due to a variety of activities, stressors, and body parts, but in general it refers to an injury manifesting as a result of force, excessive strain, rapid movements, continuous overloading, and poor ergonomics. Lift heavy objects slowly and smoothly, as jerky movements can cause muscle injuries.

Crane Collapses on Jobsite in Syracuse, NY, No Injuries Reported

Construction Junkie

Thankfully, no injuries were reported. According to WIVB , the collapse was first reported around 9am and, once first responders arrived at the scene, they determined that there were no injuries and no buildings damaged. No injuries were reported, and no buildings were damaged.

Legal challenge to injury and illness data reporting rule

FDR Safety

OSHA’s new, misguided requirement for detailed electronic reporting of injury and illness data by employers has come under legal challenge by a coalition of trade associations, employers and an insurance company. OSHA intends to publish the injury and illness data on a public website, which has raised concerns about privacy and cyber-security. OSHA contends that such programs may encourage the under-reporting of illnesses and injuries.

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Construction Work Accidents- Where Do the Risks Lie?

Constructonomics

Whilst the UK construction industry continues to see growth month on month, it still remains a potentially dangerous industry to be a part of, with the risk of injury apparent every day. To help highlight where the risks lie, the HSE release figures every year detailing stats on the number of injuries and accidents that have been reported and how they have been caused. In 2012/13, there were 39 fatal injuries to workers within the construction industry.

Episode 12: Risk Assessment: Why a Safety SME Initiative Is a Gamechanger

Safety Services Company

Risk assessments are absolutely integral to implementing safety at the workplace. Simply put, risk assessments are when you analyze your next series of steps in order to evaluate the safest course of action to address the task at hand. In every undertaking, there are going to be risks.

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Reminder: OSHA 300A Injury and Illness Records Required to be Electronically Submitted by March 2

Construction Junkie

image via OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application web page. By March 2nd, 2021, all non-exempt construction companies must submit their OSHA Form 300A for the year 2020, which is the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, to OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA).

From Zero to Hero: Construction Risk Management

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IS YOUR BUSINESS EFFECTIVELY PRIORITIZING CONSTRUCTION RISK MANAGEMENT? Truth be told, every industry involves risk. Ever-present risks can delay or completely derail investments. With that said, construction risk management should be a priority for your company.

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From Zero to Hero: Construction Risk Management

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How Well Does Your Business Prioritize Construction Risk Management? Truth be told, every industry involves risk. Ever-present risks can delay or completely derail investments. With that said, construction risk management should be a priority for your company. Legal Risks.

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How data, tech and 'heart' can mitigate jobsite safety risks

Construction Dive

Contractors need to analyze and act on robust data, change the corporate culture and implement technologies to reduce injuries and retain employees, construction safety experts say

Why Another Tool Is Needed to Reduce Safety Risks

FDR Safety

Total rate (Case rate for days away Since 1992, US businesses, governmental agencies, and industry have substantially reduced the number of recordable injuries. equipment, training, programs), we may not be identifying and targeting the hazards and exposures that can most often lead to serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs). What is coming into clearer view for many safety and risk management professionals is that existing safety methods/tools for injury reduction [i.e.,

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A simple way to do risk assessments

FDR Safety

Recently I’ve done dozens of Task Based Risk Assessments (TaBRA) for clients, and the experience always reinforces for me the importance of worker input and the relative speed in which an assessment can be performed. Risk assessment from the perspective of the worker began with, “I’m your kid… What part of your job has the greatest risk of injury?” The first level of risk assessment comes from the worker.

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Construction Risk Management: What to do when your project goes wrong

Lets Build

There is a number of parameters that you should think about and an efficient management of the risk is surely necessary. In other words, you can’t really define risk on the exact same way in every construction project. Even within the same project, there may be distinct sources of risk. Check out this #awesome construction risk management guide Click To Tweet. How we could define risk in a construction project. Types of risk in construction. Legal Risks.

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How maintaining warehouse floors can reduce the risk of accidents

Construction Marketing

We might not consider it, but the underfoot conditions for this army of warehouse workers poses a big risk in many ways. Not least when it comes to the human cost of injuries among their workforce. The post How maintaining warehouse floors can reduce the risk of accidents appeared first on Construction Marketing Association Blog. Unemployment has dropped to below 5%, with positive employment figures showing that the economy added more than 230,000 new jobs in February.

Not even OSHA has a consistent definition of what is a recordable injury

FDR Safety

OSHA’s new recordkeeping rules on fatalities and serious injuries and illnesses are fairly clear, but they leave unresolved the confusion that many employers feel about the overall recordkeeping process. Congress recognized that the federal government must first accurately understand the workplace injury and illness problem before it could begin to solve it. So OSHA knows where your injuries and illnesses are occurring, or do they?

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Employers at risk when using construction equipment not sized for women

BD+C

Poorly fitting equipment is a leading cause of injury in service members, according to a recent Department of Defense report. Ill-fitting gear can pose safety risks including snagging on ladders and exposing the body to hazards The military has had difficulty supplying women with correctly fitted equipment, and construction companies face the same challenge.

Key’s to Preventing Repetitive Motion Injury

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Estimates suggest that repetitive motion injuries cost United States businesses over $20 billion just in workers’ compensation alone. Business costs aside, Repetitive Motion Injuries (RMIs) are a heavy burden to the individual as well. Permanent injuries put a damper on an individual’s ability to perform the jobs in which they have been trained, meaning there may be the additional stressor of finding work in a new field.

Manage Safety Risk – Get a “2 Fer”

FDR Safety

If you manage for risk, you also manage for compliance. However, if you manage for compliance, you may overlook risk and hazards that result in serious or fatal injuries. Thankfully, the groundwork to manage risk within GM and our joint process had been laid. I’ll share with you my learning and experiences of why managing risk gets you a “2 Fer.” Risk assessment allows workers to assess the exposure to hazards for both routine and non-routine tasks.

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Task based risk assessment provides ‘voice of factory floor’

FDR Safety

When assessing the safety risks of a work task, the devil is in the details, and who knows the details better than the employees who perform the task. That is one of the guiding principles behind Task Based Risk Assessment, or TaBRA for short. It can be thought of as the “voice of the factory floor” and is a very important tool in the safety pro’s kit because it quickly and efficiently determines the risk of a particular task.

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Construction risk management: Regain control when your project goes wrong

Lets Build

Being able to define the major sources of risk in your projects can eventually pave the way for faster and cheaper delivery without having to compromise quality. That being said, coming up with an effective risk management framework across different projects is possible. How we could define risk in a construction project. Risk could be defined as any threat to the progress and completion of a construction project. Types of risk in construction. Fiscal risks.

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LEED can Mitigate Legal Risks in ESG Disclosures

Greenbuilding Law

This blog post highlights the legal risk associated with ESG disclosures and proffers that through green building practices, like the U.S. With respect to the risk, make no mistake, today there is no federal law requiring businesses to make ESG statements.

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Alberta Injury Rates 10 Times Higher Than Reported

Safety Services Company

A fact sheet recently released by the Parkland Institute, a non-partisan public policy re search institute in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta, states that the Alberta Government is understating the numbers of workplace injuries that occur each year. In 2009 the Alberta government reported some 53,000 workplace injuries, however, the group’s paper states the actual number of injuries in the province is 10 times that.

Protecting Workers from Cold Stress Injuries

Safety Services Company

Protecting Workers from Cold Stress Injuries. As the winter season progresses falling temperatures leave many workers across North America exposed to cold stress related injuries. Do not give anything by mouth because of the high risk of vomiting. This article was written by Safety Consultants with Safety Services Company , we provide Construction, Manufacturing, and General Industry Safety Programs to over 100,000 clients across the United States and Canada.

Preventive Maintenance Can Reduce Safety Risk

FDR Safety

Preventive maintenance and safety are disciplines not typically seen as closely related, but bridging the two silos can help identify low probability risks with severe injury potential. A risk assessment of your facility and processes, talking with maintenance workers and supervisors about tasks infrequently / rarely performed, and other means to gain input on jobs not typically reviewed are steps in the right direction.

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OSHA ISSUES PLAN TO TARGET HIGH INJURY WORKPLACES

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting 2014 * program to direct enforcement resources to workplaces where the highest rates of injuries and illnesses occur. In addition to the SST program, OSHA implements both national and local emphasis inspection programs, which include programmed inspections, to target high-risk hazards and industries.

Injury & Illness Prevention Program Highlights OSHA’s 2013 Priorities

Safety Services Company

Injury & Illness Prevention Program Highlights OSHA’s 2013 Priorities. The implementation of a new standard requiring employers to adopt and Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) highlights OSHA’s 2013 regulatory agenda. I2P2: The proposed rule will require employers to develop and implement an injury and illness prevention program, including a systematic process to proactively and continuously address workplace safety and health hazards.

Safety On Site - What It Can Mean For Your Construction Project

Wolgast Corporation

Barring no injuries, there would be the time and additional material to repair where the building was struck, plus the damage of the HVAC unit, which would incur further costs to the project and delays as the unit can no longer be installed.

OSHA reminds employers to post injury and illness summaries

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OSHA reminds employers to post injury and illness summaries. Employers that are required to record work-related injuries and illnesses and haven’t posted their summary of those records yet could be cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to meet their responsibilities as an employer. the number of days away from work and days where workers had to be transferred or do restricted work because of an injury or illness.

OSHA announces stakeholder meetings to discuss prevention of backover injuries

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OSHA announces stakeholder meetings to discuss prevention of backover injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health administration announced Monday that they have scheduled meetings to discuss backover injury prevention. Backover injuries were responsible for 79 worker deaths in 2011, primarily in the construction industry. There are currently only a handful of OSHA regulations aimed specifically at preventing backover injury and death.

From Good to Great: A Guide to Safety Measures When Working Outdoors

The Constructor

Employees who work outdoors face a more significant risk of contracting injury or illnesses than their co-workers who work indoors. Be it the summer. Safety Guide

OSHA reminds employers to post injury and illness summaries

Safety Services Company

OSHA reminds employers to post injury and illness summaries. Employers who haven’t posted their injury/illness summaries could be cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to meet their responsibilities as an employer. OSHA regulations require non-exempt employers to post form 300A [PDF, 1.87MB] (or a similar document as allowed), which summarizes the information on workplace injuries and illnesses tracked on form 300.