Each Labor Day, we celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers. It’s a fitting time to consider how to keep employees safe at work. Safe workplaces not only reduce the human and financial costs associated with an accident, but also boost morale and productivity.
Based on internal analysis of claims data, AmTrust, the third largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance nationwide, found that the most common small business workplace injuries include overexertion; falls, slips or trips; transportation incidents; burns; and lacerations. Many of these injuries can be avoided.
In honor of Labor Day, here are five tips for business owners to help their employees avoid common workplace injuries: