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Derek Eastwood

http://www.injury-solicitors.ie/

 

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Accidents While At Work

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With more than five thousand people dying as a result of a work-related accident last year all over Europe, it's important to know your rights. As outlined in the infographic below, created by Hussey Fraser, the most common accident type are slips, trips and falls. Slips, trips and falls often happen as a result of inadequate flooring, environment and footwear. Manual handling, unsafe systems of work, machinery and falling objects are also common areas where accidents occur. Lifting and manual handling injuries accounted for 33% of all non-fatal accidents in Ireland last year. As a result of the frequent accidents occurring across Ireland and Europe, accident books are now compulsory for all businesses. Any accident that takes place at work, no matter how small, must be recorded in this book.

Accident books are mainly for the benefit of employees. They provide a valuable record of what happened just in case you require time off work or need to claim compensation at a later stage. However, recording accidents also aids the employer. It helps them see what is going wrong and take action in order to prevent accidents taking place in the future. Let’s take a look at this informative infographic that offers advice on what to do when an accident at work occurs as well as giving us all of the up-to-date facts and statistics on accidents in the workplace in Ireland and Europe.


Accidents At Work [Infographic]

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ACCIDENTS AT WORK

Accidents at work affect thousands of people every year in Ireland. Depending on your job, there are a range of different hazards at work. From a warehouse to an office, there are many potential risks.

 

TOP 5 ACCIDENT TYPES IN IRELAND

  1. Slips, trips, and falls
  2. Lifting/Manual handling
  3. Unsafe system of work
  4. Machinery
  5. Falling objects

 

SLIPS, TRIPS, AND FALLS

95% of all major slips, trips, and falls result in broken bones. Slips, trips, and falls can result as a happen of:

Slips and trips account for 35% of all major injuries in the food and drink industry.

 

MOST COMMON INJURIES AT WORK IN IRELAND

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY AUTHORITY FINDINGS IN 2014

 

MOST FREQUENT INJURIES AT WORK IN EUROPE [Graph]

 

THE MOST DANGEROUS INDUSTRIES

  1. Agriculture
  2. Fishing
  3. Construction
  4. Lorry Driving

 

OTHER RISKY PROFESSIONS

  1. Extreme Sports
  2. Private Security Guards
  3. War Zone Journalists
  4. Circus Performers

 

STEP BY STEP ACCIDENT PREVENTION

 

HELPFUL TIPS FOR SAFETY AT WORK

  1. Create a company handbook.
  2. Appoint a safety officer.
  3. Communicate your safety message.
  4. Practice what you preach.
  5. Ask for suggestions.

 

HUSSY FRASER
www.injury-solicitors.ie



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