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.
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