Common causes of injuries on the job

by lmallernee | September 5th, 2012

September 5, 2012

Last Monday we discussed common on-the-job injuries. In addition to lifting and slip and fall injuries, other common work-related injuries that may qualify you for Ohio workers’ compensation include:

(3) Machine injuries occur primarily on manufacturing job sites. Contusions and amputations are common machine injuries. To prevent injuries, the machinery should never be modified in any way.

(4) Lacerations injuries usually occur when a machine, tool, or part has sharp edges. Take the necessary precautions to prevent a lost finger or thumb.

(5) Other employees can cause injuries. Talk to your employees about awareness in the work place, and have walkways taped off away from machines. Install mirrors around corners so that people can see if others are coming. Enforce speed limits and use horns around your work floor.

(6) Repetitive injuries are caused when workers perform the same tasks over and over. Repetitive tasks use the same muscles, so to prevent injuries, rotate job tasks and shift employees so that they are not doing the same tasks day after day.

If employers become proactive, they can prevent some of these injuries from occurring and keep their employees safe and on the job. Listen to your employees who work the jobs and face the hazards everyday. They can tell you how to prevent some of these injuries.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury on the job, the Ohio workers’ compensation lawyers at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy may be able to help.