There are millions of videos on the internet of people having a hard time at work. Some of the videos are shared for a laugh, but some of them show people who sustain serious injuries at work. The ER receives many cases of injuries that come from people’s workplaces. Even the best-prepared people have accidents and end up injured at work. However, that does not mean that people should not take caution. Here are common workplace injuries that people should be cautious about.
Slips and Falls
Anybody can slip and fall at the workplace. Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries. They can cause fractures, concussions, bruises, cuts, and other injuries. People who slip and fall from high structures such as ladders and construction sites can have serious injuries. Sometimes, even a simple slip from a wet floor can result in a hip dislocation.
Contact With Dangerous Equipment
People are injured by work equipment malfunctions all the time. It is common for workers to be cut, crushed, and compressed by equipment at work. Collapsing structures and collision with dangerous equipment injures many workers daily. Friction, heat, cold, pressure, and violent vibrations also cause injuries all the time. Cuts and lacerations are also common equipment-related accidents. Sometimes, equipment hurts people from negligence and ignorance, and sometimes it is accidental.
Repetitive Motion Injuries
Repetitive motion injuries affect many people in the world. The athletic industry alone contributes to more than fifty percent of repetitive injuries seen by doctors in a year. Repetitive motion causes damage to muscles, tendons, bones, and connective tissue. There is a wide range of repetitive injuries. It could be caused by something as simple as typing to something big like lifting weights.
Burns and Scalds
Burns and scalds are considered the most dangerous forms of injuries. They are most common with children and elderly people. Burns and scalds are also common to workplace injuries. They result from accidental contact with thermal, electrical, and chemical compounds. Accidental fires and chemical spills in the workplace can result in serious burn injuries.
Toxic Fumes Inhalation
Some people work in industries where they handle toxic chemicals at work. Those who are at risk are injured when they come into contact with these chemicals without protection. Sometimes, toxins are inhaled or touched accidentally. Sometimes, it is the prolonged use of these compounds that causes long-term problems. People who work under these conditions should use the right gear to avoid accidental exposure.
Exposure to Loud Noise
Exposure to loud noise can lead to noise-induced hearing loss. Extremely loud work environments are not safe without the proper ear protection gear. Loud bangs, screeching, explosions, and banging can rupture the eardrum and cause hearing loss. Some industrial workers get used to the noise and do not realize that their hearing is deteriorating with time.
Crashes and Collisions
Crushes and collisions affect workers who operate vehicles for work. They may involve cars, cranes, ships, trucks, forklifts, and other moving equipment. Sometimes, the collision happens between two machines, or sometimes people get run over at work. People who operate heavy machinery should ensure safety for themselves and their colleagues.
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