Industries that Lead to Workplace Injuries

Industries that Lead to Workplace Injuries
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    Not every position can be as safe as a desk job.

    Discover some of the industries that lead to workplace injuries and how you can prevent them.

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Workplace safety is the key to success—regardless of what field you’re working in. Whether you make your living sitting behind a desk or out in the elements, the well-being of you and your team is crucial to accomplishing the day’s tasks.

However, while safety is important everywhere, it’s particularly essential when you’re making your career in a physically demanding industry. In fact, the higher the chance of injury there is in your job, the more responsibility your company has to ensure your safety by training their employees to be OSHA compliant.

These are just a few of the industries that lead to workplace injuries and what your company can do to minimize the risks.

Fishing

Though for many, fishing is a leisurely activity that is more fun than dangerous, those working in the commercial fishing industry are constantly putting their lives at risk.

Each time they suit up and take to the waters, they’re subjected to the unpredictable whims of the sea.

From boating accidents to falling overboard to sustaining an injury from the equipment, there is an increasing number of hazards that fishermen need to be aware of.

As such, these professionals must always remain vigilant and adhere to specific safety regulations to stay as safe as possible.

Tower Maintenance

Not only does the tower maintenance industry require workers to deal with hazardous equipment, but they also have to do so while suspended hundreds of feet above the ground.

This fact makes it very clear to those applying for these positions that the role isn’t for the faint of heart.

Due to the extreme heights that tower climbers need to work at, this industry requires strict OSHA compliance with an emphasis on the importance of fall protection. This involves intense training on how to use the various equipment as well as the knowledge to react in unexpected situations on the tower.

Warehouse and Shipping

With goods stacked to the ceiling and large machinery constantly on the move, the warehouse environment is a hotspot for worker injuries. Unfortunately, missteps can range from something as minor as a strained muscle to something as serious as a head injury.

This makes it essential for each person on the floor to be on high alert and only handle the machinery they have qualifications for. For the most efficient and safe work environment possible, it’s recommended that each floor worker has the proper forklift certifications and receive training to navigate a congested environment.

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Construction

In the process of building the base for our society’s infrastructure, it’s common to see construction workers suffer unfortunate accidents. Whether it’s building a home or a new office complex, each job poses several risks, and those risks can often change based on other factors.

As such, in addition to receiving training in fall protection, construction workers also need to show proficiency in various power tools. They must also have core knowledge of workplace safety procedures. Otherwise, an employer can deny workers from a job to preserve the safety of the rest of the team.

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