Workplace injuries – Handle with care

Workplace injuries – Handle with care

injured Man on crutches Health and Safety Executive researched injuries made in the workplace. According to the list of reported incidents and accidents causing employees to take time off work, ‘handling’ was the most reoccurring.

‘Handling’ refers to a list of ways a person may gain injury: including strains, sprains, lifting, carrying, pushing of pulling loads, trapped fingers and cuts from sharp objects.

In total there were 30,663 reported employee handling injuries. Over 90% of these reported injuries resulted in more than 3 days off work and over 800 injuries were obtained by members of the public. As a result, approximately 1.2 million working days were lost due to handling injuries, averaging out, per injury, 8.8 days off work!

Manual handling made up more than a third of the handling injuries, the main injury being of the back.  And as lifting or putting down loads was the most common kind of an injury, spurning over 3 days off work, this is clearly an area that needs attention.

StepNpull offers an alternative to unnecessary strains on the body. Because you do not need your hands to open a door, you can remain bent-back-free, safely relocating your items. Noticeably reduce the risk with our products.

For the children of the future, adults act now

For the children of the future, adults act now

Kids washing handsOn the 15th of October Global Handwashing Day was launched, supported by the United Nations. It was aimed at young children to learn of the true impacts hygiene has on our world. It’s message: ‘simply wet, lather and rinse’. Perhaps in future years they will add ‘avoid contaminated touchpoints’ to emphasise the need to accept the fact that we now have a choice about opening communal doors.

Children from all over the world struggle against the poverty line, failing to uphold personal hygiene. The day recognised that by implementing soap and water, to those in need, we can save up to 1400 infants (under 5 years of age) every day.

Illness is spread globally, not just far from home. Like a chain reaction, one illness contracted on home soil could easily travel from carrier to carrier until reaching countries that do not have the tools to prevent contamination.

Washing our hands appropriately dramatically reduces the risk of widespread contagion and helps save the children of tomorrow. To compliment a thorough wash, always choose StepNpull as the last thing you do to prevent bacterial spreads.

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