We've all seen the different solutions that have evolved in the name of office ergonomics to prevent musculoskeletal injuries. Better chairs, standing desks, and rubber balls. Even chair/desk combos that look more like a device for plugging into The Matrix rather than getting the weekly corporate update written. And there is the occasional odd coworker who will randomly take naps on the office floor. (He didn't last very long!)
OSHA estimates that businesses spend $170 billion annually due to on the job illnesses and injuries, and that around 3.7 million employees are hurt every year. Many companies treat workplace injuries as an annoyance that just suddenly occurs. However, workplace injuries do not just happen as they are often preventable and predictable. Data from the Injury Impact Report reveals the most common occupational injuries and accidents.
Topics: Preventing Injuries