OSHA Safety Manuals | workplace injuries
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Common Workplace Injuries Injuries in the workplace nationwide number approximately three million every year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This amounts to roughly 8,000 injuries per day, 350 per hour, or six injuries per minute. Workplace injuries cause pain, wage loss, inconvenience, and time off from work. Employers lose valuable workers, productivity, and an estimated $50 billion dollars as a result. Some of the most frequent injuries are back injuries, falls, and struck by accidents. Back injuries are the most frequent type on the job. Others are hitting or striking objects and machine-related incidents. Learning how these types of injuries occur...