It’s easy to imagine that the majority of injuries are caused by heavy machinery or participation in “dangerous” jobs. Actually, the opposite is true. Slips, trips and falls; improper lifting; and poor ergonomics are by far the biggest culprits when it comes to work-loss injuries, regardless of industry.
It doesn’t sound that scary, but slipping in an icy parking lot, wrenching your back while wrangling a box or falling off your desk as you’re trying to change a lightbulb can have serious consequences, including missing weeks of work. The good news? Common safety issues tend to be preventable by using common sense.
In this section of the site, you’ll find tips, videos, quizzes, checklists and more to help you improve workplace safety by eliminating the most common causes of workplace injury across a variety of industries and jobs. For training and programs specific to your company, give Montana State Fund a call at 800-332-6102.