An injury that occurs resulting in days away from work is considered a Lost Workday Injury (LWI). Once a decision has been made that an injury or illness should be considered as a Lost Time Case (LTC), the number of days away from work will be charged to that case.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), employees engaged in wholesaling merchandise (preparing, distributing, and selling merchandise in retail operations) and services related to those activities — suffer high rates of slip, trip, and fall injuries. Slips, trips, and falls are the third most common cause of lost-workday injuries in the wholesaling industry.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that approximately 2.9 million recordable nonfatal injuries and illnesses occurred in 2011. Of those cases, approximately 225,000 involved slips, trips and falls and 182,000 involved injuries to the back.
Sheakley Health & Safety Services is conducting a one hour webinar on November 15th from 1:00pm-2:00pm (EST) focusing on the prevention of slips, trips and falls and back injuries.
This training addresses back injury prevention, minimizing injuries and pain, and tips to maintain a healthy back. During this session we will also review the common causes of slips, trips and falls and prevention strategies associated with this topic.
Click here to register for the upcoming webinar.