Every year approximately 4,700,000 people are injured on the job, that equates to 90,400 injured workers every week, 12,900 a day, and 540 every hour.
According to the National Safety Council the top three workplace injury events that result in lost days of work include overexertion (lifting heavy objects, repetitive motions), contact with objects and equipment (being struck by an object, getting caught in equipment, etc.), and slip trips and falls.
The National Safety Council reports the top 5 occupations with the largest number of workplace injuries resulting in days away from work include: service members (firefighters, police, etc.), transportation/shipping, manufacturing/production, installation, maintenance/maintenance/repair, and construction.
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