Most Common Work Related Injuries
1. Fall on Same Level: This type of workplace injury refers to those falls without elevation or falls on same level surfaces. Examples of this are falls on wet and slippery office floors and slips on snow covered surfaces.
2. Overexertion: This includes injuries related to pulling, lifting, pushing, holding, carrying, and throwing activities at work. Overexertion has consistently been a number one workplace injury among the surveys and statistics.
3. Repetitive Motion: A good example is typing on a computer in regular offices. Due to prolonged repetitive motion, muscles and tendons are susceptible to carpal tunnel syndrome, back injuries and vision problems.
4. Fall to Lower Level: This includes falling from an elevated surface such as roofs, ladders, walls and stairways.
5. Bodily Reaction: This type of injury is caused by tripping and slipping without actually falling.
6. Struck by Object: Objects that fall from shelves or dropped by another person. These can cause very serious injuries.
7. Struck against Object: This injury is caused by running into doors, tables, chairs, walls and other concrete objects.
8. Highway Incident: This injury refers to automobile accidents that may happen to an employee who is on an official business trip.
9. Caught in/ compressed by: Handling large and sharp machinery is terribly dangerous especially without proper knowledge and precautions used. Workers may also be exposed to extreme temperature which can also cause this type of injury.
10. Assaults and violent acts: This may not be a frequent occurrence but is nonetheless causing injuries among employees who engage in physical attack against each other.