Everyone needs to be more aware.
I bet you are hardly aware how important it is in the workplace that you are properly protected from harm that lurks up high, in dust or even your office carpark on a cold January morning.
But the truth is that the most common injury in the workplace is overexertion. This is a seemingly invisible injury so isn’t something that you would think to protect, but in fact this is the most expensive workplace injury and could be costing you!
Overexertion injuries are usually caused by lifting, carrying, standing or moving incorrectly, repeated bending at the waist or another joint (E.g. the wrist), long term poor posture or absorbing vibration through the body. Often, we don’t even notice this happening to us; and sometimes you are aware but don’t want to complain or don’t know who to talk to about these things. And being the typical busy worker, you don’t have the time to worry about these things – there should be someone looking after the health and safety for all their employees shouldn’t there!
But don’t put up with it!
You could be the 1 person to speak up in your office or warehouse or factory and save your company thousands of pounds in personal damage claims.
A juicy fact for you: in 2017/2018, stress, depression or anxiety and musculoskeletal damage were the cause for the biggest percentage of sick days out of work, and on average each person took around 16.5 days off. Taking the average 22/23-day month; that is almost a whole month out just due to issues caused at work.
Just imagine how much money that costs you; you are paying someone who isn’t in work, some poor person has to cover the other person off sick so they end up extra stressed and may make mistakes and not really apply themselves properly, and you may receive a claim in from the sufferer because you haven’t replaced your office furniture in 10 years and it is no longer consistent with health and safety laws and someone now has a minor or even major back condition.
Speak up today.