Preventing Workplace Accidents
Slips and falls are one of the worlds leading causes of accidents and injuries. Many thousands of people are injured and killed every year as a result of slip and fail accidents. Thousands more suffer injuries caused by falls onto hard surfaces from walkways in factories, mining/building sites and commercial/industrial complexes. Falls on stairs account
Work Related Injuries in the Workplace
There were 10.8 million people who had worked at some time in the 12 months to June 2006. Of these, 689,500 people or 6.4% experienced a work-related injury or illness . Almost two-thirds (63%) of injured workers were men. As there are more employed men than women, a higher number of injured men is expected.