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10 Tips to Avoid Being Injured at Work

Construction Worker Falling Off Ladder And Injuring Leg

Whether you work in an office or at a construction site, safety should be your number one priority. Jacob Oresky & Associates would like to give you the following safety tips:


  1. Be Aware Of Your Surroundings – Know the particular hazards of your job or workplace. Once you’ve learned these risks, you are able to keep clear of potential hazardous areas, and potential hazardous situations.

  2. Keep Correct Posture To Protect Your Back – If you work sitting down, keep your shoulders in line with your hips to avoid back problems. If you’re picking things up, use correct form so your back doesn’t get hurt.

  3. Take Regular Breaks – So many work-related injuries and illnesses occur because a worker is tired, burned out and not alert to their surroundings. Taking regular breaks helps you stay fresh on the job.

  4. Use Tools And Machines Properly – Take the proper precautions when using tools, and never take shortcuts. Taking shortcuts is one of the leading cause of workplace injury. It’s a huge safety risk to use scaffolding as a ladder or one tool in place of another for a specific job. Using tools the right way greatly reduces the chance of workplace injury.

  5. Keep Emergency Exits Easily Accessible – In case of an emergency, you’ll need quick, easy access to the exits. It’s also recommended to keep clear access to equipment shutoffs in case you need to quickly stop them from functioning.

  6. Report Unsafe Conditions To Your Supervisor – Your supervisor is legally obligated to ensure their employees have a safe working environment and will take care of the unsafe conditions and make them safe for you and your coworkers.

  7. Use Mechanical Aids Whenever Possible – Instead of attempting to carry or lift something that’s really heavy in an attempt to save a sliver of time during your workday, take the extra minute to use a wheelbarrow, conveyor belt, crank or forklift.

  8. Stay Sober – When a worker’s ability to exercise judgment, coordination, motor control, concentration or alertness is compromised, this leads to any number of risks for workplace injury and fatalities.

  9. Reduce Workplace Stress – Stress can lead to depression and concentration problems. Common causes of workplace stress include long hours, heavy workload, job insecurity and conflicts with coworkers or managers.

  10. Wear The Correct Safety Equipment – Depending on the job, equipment like earplugs, earmuffs, hard hats, safety goggles, gloves or a full-face mask greatly reduce the risk of workplace injury.
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