According to the release, the most common slip, trip and fall injuries are the result of either slipping on water, ice, snow or grease, or tripping over something. Most overexertion injuries are related to jobs or tasks that involve bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, lifting, performing repetitive motions and getting into awkward postures, the release noted.
Ways to prevent slip, trip and fall injuries, the release stated, include fixing bad lighting, maintaining clean and uncluttered floors and stairways, cleaning slippery surfaces often, covering cords and hoses, frequently sweeping up powdered or granular materials, wearing slip-resistant work shoes and fixing cracks and holes in floors.
Ways to prevent overexertion-related injuries include using hoists, forklifts, conveyors and other mechanical assistance; lifting with the legs rather than the back; reducing reaching, frequent or heavy lifting and the amount of pressure on soft tissues. For more safety tips and information, visit www.ohiobwc.com.