Top 10 causes of workplace injuries

by American Insurance News Release on Jul 31, 2018

Knowledge is power, and understanding the risks to your workers and your profits is the first step to protecting your business.  AMERICAN INSURANCE represents Liberty Mutual who has just published their 2018 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, and the results bring both good news and bad news for Idaho and Washington businesses.

THE GOOD NEWS: Workplaces are getting a little safer, with a 1.5 percent overall reduction in serious accidents.

THE BAD NEWS:  Serious workplace injuries cost businesses more than $58 billion per year – that’s more than $1 billion per week - a nearly 3 percent increase from the previous findings.

Take note of the top 10 causes of workplace injuries, then, work with your American Insurance Agent to ensure your business is doing everything it can to mitigate risk and keep employees—and your operations—as safe as possible.

Overexertion is the leading cause of workplace injury, comprising more than a fifth of all injuries, but falls account for a growing number of losses. In fact, of the top 10 most common causes of disabling injuries, falls to same level and falls to lower levels rank second and third, respectively.

Check out the Liberty Mutual infographic to learn more about the top 10 causes of disabling workplace injuries and their costs.

Work with your American Insurance Agent to ensure your business is doing everything it can to mitigate risk and keep employees—and your operations—as safe as possible.

Source:  Liberty Mutual article, 2018 Workplace Safety Index: The Top 10 Causes of Disabling Injuries

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