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Training and focus may help reduce risk of occupational injuries

On Behalf of | Jul 18, 2017 | Firm News, Workplace Accidents

Companies in Colorado and various parts of the United States are constantly reviewing and revising safety procedures in an attempt to reduce the risks of workplace accidents. Occupational injuries are a serious concern for companies and employees alike. According to recent studies, the risk of accidents at work might be lessened by increasing awareness and focus, especially when performing manual labor.

According to the study, a person might spend as much as 47 percent of his or her time focusing on something other than the task at hand. If one’s mind is on other things while performing a job, the risk of accidents and injuries inherently increases. With the high cost of medical expenses, many workers might wish to avoid a potential disaster, and the study suggests that the key to this goal may lie in training.

Training employees how to combat distraction may go a long way in preventing accidents, but there might be other areas that require attention as well. Many professions require safety equipment and gear, and proper training on the use of these is often paramount to workplace safety. The study also suggests that it may be beneficial for workers to pay close attention to fatigue and aches/pains, as addressing these concerns might also help workers avoid suffering an injury.

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to prevent every workplace accident. For those who suffer occupational injuries, seeking financial relief may often be a crucial step in the road to recovery, but the process can be stressful and daunting. By speaking with an attorney, a client in Colorado could obtain advice on available options for compensation and assistance in pursuing it through every applicable outlet.

Source: Forbes, “Why Creating Real Safe Spaces In The Workplace Is Important“, Joe Burton, July 14, 2017

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