According to the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, each year, around 6,000 employees in the United States die from workplace injuries while another 50,000 die from illnesses caused by exposure to workplace hazards. In addition, 6 million workers suffer non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses, which can cost businesses billions of dollars each year.
Generally, workplace injuries and illnesses arise from unsafe work practices, hazardous industrial conditions, or exposures to harmful chemicals that were improperly stored. To prevent injuries, it is necessary for you to have sufficient information about what contributes to their occurrence and ways to fix the problem. Even though accidents are not always predictable and preventable, knowing some workplace safety will allow you to minimize the injuries and illnesses that occur in your workplace.
Here are some important safety steps that you can take to help avoid accidents and injury at work:
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