Every seven seconds, a worker is injured on the job. This accounts for 510 injuries per hour, 12,600 a day, 88,500 a week, and over 4 million injuries per year. While some jobs are more dangerous than others by nature, accidents can – and do – happen in every workplace. Here are 5 of the most common types of workplace injuries.
Overexertion and Repetitive Stress Injuries
Overexertion and repetitive stress injuries are very common in the workplace. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, they make up 33.54 percent of workplace injuries. These are injuries that often stem from pushing, pulling, lifting, throwing, and carrying objects. Overexertion and repetitive stress injuries often occur from other actions such as failing to give yourself enough breaks, trying to work too quickly, and even typing and clicking intensively.