Archive for March 7, 2017
Preventing workplace injuries is an ongoing concern for both employers and employees. When workers are properly trained, adhere to safety guidelines, and wear protective gear, over time, they are less likely to become injured on the job.
New employees tend to be injured more often than more experienced employees. The Institute for Work and Health in Canada found that within their first month of work, a new employee is three times more likely to become injured than an employee that has been on the job for a longer period of time. Furthermore, these employees are also more likely to be absent from work as a result of an injury.
Employees with less than a year of service are also more likely to be injured. In 2013, for example, approximately one-third of the nonfatal injuries that occurred were