Tips to Prevent Common Workplace Injuries

Every 7 seconds, a worker is injured on the job in the United States. Stay safe; share these prevention tips with your besties.
Tips to Prevent Common Workplace Injuries
Published Date
July 1, 2023

From "oops" and "ouch" to "ahh, my back hurts", workplaces hear it all. 

Stats reveal that 12,900 injuries strike workplaces every day in the United States. To lend a helping hand, we're breaking down some of the most common causes of workplace injuries and how to keep them at bay. 

Caring is cool. Share this with your besties; let's create a safer and more enjoyable workplace for everyone.

 

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Picture this: You're rushing around, and suddenly, bam! You slip on a wet floor or trip over clutter. 

How to prevent it?

To prevent these embarrassing moments (and potential injuries), keep those walkways obstacle-free. If you spot a spill, don't let it linger – get it mopped up, and toss down some anti-slip mats where needed.

 

Falls from Heights

Working up high? Lack of fall protection can be risky.

How to prevent it?

Safety should be your BFF. Use proper fall protection gear, like safety harnesses, and guardrails when you're on elevated surfaces. This can help keep you securely grounded.

 

All That Strain and Overexertion 

Lugging that heavy box like a superhero might seem impressive until your back protests. 

How to prevent it?

Save yourself from overexertion woes by using proper techniques of lifting with your legs, not your back. When it's too heavy to handle solo, don't be shy – ask for a helping hand. And don't forget to take mini-breaks to recharge during your workday.

 

Machinery Accidents

Machinery can be a friend or foe, depending on how you treat it. 

How to prevent it?

Want to stay pals? Ensure you're well-versed in its operation through comprehensive training. Regular equipment check-ups are a must to dodge malfunctions, and never, ever forget those safety guards – they're like the seatbelts of the industrial world!

 

Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs)

Today's work-life often involves repeating tasks like a broken record. But those repetitive motions and poor posture can spell trouble in the form of RSIs, like wrist tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger frigger, tennis elbow, to name a few. 

 

How to prevent it?

Here's the scoop: ergonomic workstations are your besties. Take short breaks to stretch, wiggle, and change positions. And don't forget to sit up straight – keep your spine happy! You might even love adding some ergonomic accessories to your workstation (Think adjustable monitor stands and cozy lumbar rolls).

Well, safety is teamwork. It's important for employers to adhere to safety laws & standards, and make thorough risk assessments to put controls where they can. Plus, safety training and ground rules for safe work practices can go a long way.

Waiting it out isn't the best move. The sooner you know what's up, the better. Drop us a line!

Weekly newsletter
No spam. Just the latest news and tips, interesting articles, and exclusives from your doctors in your inbox every month.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

This is why we do,
what we do!

I Highly recommend, A Doctor with good bed side manners is hard to find. Dr. Baynes has been not only a good doctor but also very fair in his dealings with me. Jonathan

Jonathan S

03/22/2022

Easy to get an appointment. Everyone is so friendly and Dr Baynes listened to my concerns. He came up with an easy plan to follow and setting up my next appointment was just easy.

Maureen J

03/09/2022

Dr Moise’s patience and diligence is amplified by his knowledge and direct patient care and bedside manners. Denise and the rest of his staff are cordially friendly, responsive and dutiful - my experiences with them make me feel safe and in competent hands.

Wayne B

06/21/2022

Blogs / Articles

Featured Article This month

Popular Articles

5 Easy Tips for Better Workspace Posture – Your Back Will Thank You!

calender image

July 29, 2023

|

clock icon

6 minutes to read

29% of all workplace injuries in the United States are linked to long hours of sitting and poor posture. Time to check your posture!

Read More

Physical Therapy After a Car Accident? Here's Why You Should

calender image

July 22, 2023

|

clock icon

5 minutes to read

While resting up is nice, your injured area needs more than just that to heal – better and faster. That's where physical therapy steps in.

Read More

Busting Myths About No-Fault Car Accidents

calender image

June 24, 2023

|

clock icon

4 minutes to read

New York's "no-fault" system has your back, but those car accidents can be confusing. Know what to expect (and what NOT to).

Read More

Orthopedic

Pain Management

5 Signs You Should See an Orthopedic Doctor

calender image

August 5, 2023

|

clock icon

6 minutes to read

Isn't it wonderful how the human body's joints, bones, and muscles team up so smoothly? Decode your body's messages and Don't ignore the warning signs.

Read More

Workers' Comp Injuries

Pain Management

Can I Get Workers' Comp For My Back Pain?

calender image

July 15, 2023

|

clock icon

4 minutes to read

Back pain woes at work? Proving it's work-related can be tricky. Discover how to build a strong case for your workers' compensation claim.

Read More

Our Locations

Brooklyn, NY

100 Livingston St 2nd Floor

Brooklyn

NY

11201

Ph:
718-625-9911
Fax
718-625-9517

Newburgh, NY

12 Hudson Valley Professional Plaza

Newburgh

NY

12550

Ph:
845-561-1581
Fax
845-784-4540

South Orange, NJ

South Orange 61 1st St,

South Orange

NJ

07079

Ph:
973-762-8344
Fax
973-762-1621

Bay Ridge, NY

Brooklyn 9711 3rd Ave

Brooklyn

NY

11209

Ph:
201-871-4000
Fax
201-608-6938

Freehold, NJ

55-77 Schanck Road

Freehold

NJ

07728

Ph:
732-577-0400
Fax
732-577-0422

Bronx, NY

3612 E Tremont Ave

Bronx

NY

10465

Ph:
718-663-4274
Fax
--

Englewood, NJ

54 S Dean Street

Englewood

NJ

07631

Ph:
201-871-4000
Fax
201-608-6938

West New York, NJ

5605 Palisade Avenue

West NY

NJ

07093

Ph:
201-422-7400
Fax
201-608-6938

Staten Island, NY

24 Bradley Avenue

Staten Island

NY

10314

Ph:
718-667-5761
Fax
718-667-4997

University Ave, Bronx, NY

1973 University Ave, Bronx

Bronx

NY

10453

Ph:
718-940-4000
Fax
718-509-3582

In your search for a doctor dedicated to your well-being, we stand out for a simple reason – HEMA GENUINELY CARES! 

Request an appointment

Connect with us and get the latest news & articles from your doctors

Privacy Policy

© 2023 Health East Medical Alliance. All Rights Reserved.