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Avoiding the Most Common Workplace Injuries

RedcrossSome of the most common–and preventable–workplace injuries today are cuts and lacerations. According to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, “cuts and lacerations” typically rank as the second or third most frequent injury on the job. According to statistics, about 30 percent of workplace injuries involve cuts or lacerations. And about 70 percent of those injuries are to the hands or fingers. Some of the most common sources of cuts and lacerations are knives, box cutters and other hand tools with blades. But proper training and having the right tool for the job can all help make a difference. For more information, an excellent resource is the BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene.