Work place injuries are responsible for a significant number of missed work days for employers. For employees, however, work place injuries can be a source of aggravation, frustration, and physical and emotional pain. The most common types of work place injuries include:
- Trips, slips, and falls
- Strains and sprains associated with lifting something incorrectly
- Contact with either an object or with equipment (in other words, being struck by something)
Not all work place injuries are avoidable. However, there are some things a worker can do to reduce the likelihood of work place injuries.