Head injuries are not something to take lightly. Because the brain is functioning center of the body, if it becomes damaged, it can lead to long term, detrimental effects. Even though your skull is designed to protect this from happening, if you hit your head hard enough, it may cause your brain to slam in to your skull, resulting in brain swelling and bleeding. This is called traumatic brain injury and it is one of the bi things that everyone should avoid.
One of the most common ways that people experience head injuries at work is from falling objects. Because nearly every office or workspace in the world has a roof over it, it is to be expected that there is some manner of debris that could, potentially, be a falling hazard. This could come in the form of hanging lights, vent covers or ceiling tiles. If storms are happening frequently, or earthquakes are pervasive, it’s a good idea to have someone make sure that things that are attached to your ceiling are as tight and fastened as securely as they can be.
Another common injury that people experience at work is slipping or falling. Because all manner of debris can end up on floors at a work center populated by several people, it’s important to always look where you’re going. Anything can become a tripping hazard if left where it shouldn’t be. Wires run across the floor can be harmful, as well as office supplies or cleaning equipment that has just been strewn about. Wet floors can also lead to slipping. If a floor is being cleaned, especially when mopped, there should always be proper signage posted so that slipping risk is mitigated.
Falling From Heights
Unless your job calls for it, it’s absolutely imperative that you don’t put yourself in a situation where talking a fall from any sort of height is a possibility. If your boss asks you to climb a ladder or to stand on top of a table, in order to do something like change a light, your best bet is to just say no. On the flip side of this, if your job does involve being on top of high elevations, it is always good to use every safety precaution you possible can, thus, mitigating extra chances of falling related injury.
Vehicle accidents are the hardest work-place related injury to avoid, because most of the time, these injuries are not being caused by you. There are several kinds of jobs that require you to drive so, being in a vehicle isn’t something that is easily avoidable. If you do have to use a car for work, either your own or a company car, it’s in your best interest to follow driving rules as best you can. However, if an accident does happen, that is beyond your control, know that we will be there to get you the help you need.