People spend a lot of their lives at work, sometimes in dangerous environments. But the truth is, anyone can get hurt on the the job at any workplace. Here are the top 5 most common work injuries.
Physically demanding work, jobs that require lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, and other strenuous tasks can lead to overexertion. These injuries can range from slipping a disc or spraining an ankle, to muscle damage and arthritis.
2. Fall on Same Level Surfaces
Slipping and falling can cause serious injuries, especially in the winter when walkways may be covered in ice or snow.
3. Fall to a Lower Level
Falling from a roof, ladder, or stairway can lead to very serious injuries.
4. Bodily Reaction
You might slip, trip, and yet not fall down–but you might also twist a knee or sprain an ankle in the process.
5. Struck by an Object
Serious, even fatal, workplace incidents can result from objects falling on people from shelves or dropped by coworkers.