In the ever-evolving landscape of the modern workplace, employees need to remain vigilant about emerging trends in workplace injuries.
Staying informed about potential hazards helps ensure safety and well-being.
1. Remote work-related strains
With the rise of remote work, employees are facing new challenges. Prolonged computer use can lead to musculoskeletal disorders, often referred to as tech neck or texting thumb. Poor ergonomics and long hours of screen time contribute to these issues.
2. Mental health struggles
Mental health issues, such as stress and anxiety, have become increasingly common in the workplace. Balancing work and personal life while facing deadlines and high expectations can take a toll on employees.
3. Inadequate training
Poor training or lack thereof can result in accidents and injuries. Whether it is insufficient safety training, improper use of equipment or a lack of clear guidelines, inadequate training can pose serious risks.
4. Ergonomic hazards
Repetitive strain injuries are still prevalent in various industries. Jobs that require repetitive movements, such as lifting, typing or operating machinery, can lead to RSIs.
5. Technology-related hazards
Technology is an integral part of today’s work environment, but it also introduces unique safety concerns. Excessive screen time, poor tech habits and distractions from devices can result in eye strain, repetitive stress injuries and even accidents due to inattention.
In 2021, 2.6 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred. For those injured, workers’ compensation provides a way to cover the costs that come with an unexpected injury on the job.
Contact YOUR Workers’ Compensation Specialist for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how we can help you. Call 610-892-9300 or reach us online.