Top Causes of Manufacturing Injuries
100,000+ manufacturing workers suffer a job-related injury each year.*
Many companies have key employees with specialized skills who cannot be easily replaced. A single worker missing a day or more of work due to injury or illness can have a significant operational and financial impact on your manufacturing business.
Workplace Safety is Key
A proactive strategy to prevent on-the-job injuries can help protect against disruptions and high costs associated with the absence or loss of a critical employee. Help avoid these top 5 workplace injuries by creating a culture of safety that lets employees know that taking precautions is a top priority.
WORKPLACE SAFETY FOR MANUFACTURERS
Keeping employees safe can help keep your doors open
TOP 5 INJURIES
INJURIES CAN BE CAUSED BY ENVIRONMENT AND BEHAVIORS
TOTAL NUMBER OF INJURIES 114,327
40% CONTACT WITH OBJECT
19% SLIPS, TRIPS, FALLS
8% REPETITIVE MOTION
6% CONTACT FROM HARMFUL SUBSTANCES
Visitors, customers, vendors, contractors, and subcontractors on your premises could be at risk.
Sources: 50% & Key Concern = Travelers IndustryEdge® Survey 2012; 38% = Bureau of Labor Safety Statistics 2011; Injuries = National Safety Council Injury Facts© 2013 Edition.
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*Source: National Safety Council Injury Facts ® 2013 Edition
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