Hopkinton, MA – “Overexertion involving outside sources” was the leading cause of disabling injuries in the United States in 2014 for the third consecutive year, according to the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, an annual ranking of serious, nonfatal workplace injuries based on direct workers’ compensation costs.
Hopkinton, MA – “Overexertion involving outside sources” remains the leading cause of disabling injuries in the United States, according to the annual Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, which ranks serious, nonfatal workplace injuries.
Overexertion involving outside sources was the leading cause of disabling injuries in 2012, costing employers $15.1 billion in direct costs, according to a new report from the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety.
Olympia, WA – Strains, sprains and overexertion injuries are the most common causes for workers’ compensation claims in the trucking industry in Washington state, according to a report from the state’s Department of Labor and Industries.
From cases of mild discomfort to severe cases that may be debilitating, many workers have experienced some form of back pain. Knowing how to protect your back and following proper lifting techniques can help prevent this kind of injury.
Overexertion injuries – which most often occur when a load is being lifted or otherwise handled – accounted for 22 percent of nonfatal workplace injuries in 2009, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.