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Each June, during National Safety Month, organizations around the country focus on raising awareness on how to keep people safe. But as we spend over a third of our lifetime at work and encounter a surprising amount of risks there, it makes sense to think about workplace safety all year round. That’s because injuries at work don’t just happen on construction sites. We face work-related injury risks every day from eye strain to ergonomic injuries. In fact, statistics show approximately 2.6 million nonfatal workplace accidents and injuries happen every year.
Can you avoid or prevent workplace injuries? With the right preparation and information, many times the answer is yes. Town Center Orthopaedics explains what you can do to help reduce the risk of one happening to you.
The leading safety risks you can be exposed to at work include:
Being aware of the dangers of these leading safety risks is the first step toward lessening their impact—or even preventing them altogether.
To reduce the chance of slips and falls:
To help prevent ergonomic injuries:
Companies that are serious about workplace safety often offer employee training, establish procedures, and provide equipment to help reduce injury, such as:
Despite the best care and attention, workplace accidents happen. Fortunately, as a Virginia resident, if you suffer a work-related injury, you may be eligible for benefits under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act that can cover your medical costs.
Town Center Orthopaedics in Ashburn, Centreville, Fairfax, and Reston participates in workers’ compensation insurance in Virginia. So if you experience sprains, broken bones, back or neck issues, carpal tunnel syndrome, or other musculoskeletal traumas from strains, overuse, or an injury at work, we can help. Our specialists are among the leading orthopedic experts in Virginia and will get you back to your health and ultimate functionality fast.
To schedule your evaluation with a doctor to discuss your workplace injury symptoms, call us at Town Center Orthopaedics anytime at (571) 250-5660 or request an appointment online. We look forward to helping you soon.
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