Preventable Workplace Injuries in Manufacturing [Article]

October 2, 2015 tohanlon@reliabilityweb.com

Manufacturing is among the most hazardous occupations and can have an increased risk of illness and injury. Employers and their facility managers have the responsibility to keep workers safe. In addition to lost productivity resulting from injured employees, employers can be liable for large sums as a result of employees being injured on the job. According to the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), Workers’ Compensation costs to employers in 2013 were $88.5 billion and Workers’ Compensation benefits paid were $63.6 billion. Fortunately, many of the most common workplace injuries are preventable. Read some tips below to learn how to reduce the likelihood that employees will be hurt while on the job.

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