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2018 Workplace Safety Index: The Top 10 Causes of Disabling Injuries

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Let’s start with the good news: workplaces are getting a little safer, with a 1.5 percent overall reduction in serious accidents. The bad news? Serious workplace injuries cost businesses more than $58 billion per year — a nearly 3 percent increase from the 2017 findings.

Overexertion is the leading cause of workplace injury, comprising more than a fifth of all injuries, but falls account for a growing number of losses. In fact, of the top 10 most common causes of disabling injuries, falls to same level and falls to lower levels rank second and third, respectively.

Knowledge is power, and understanding risk is the first step to protecting your business. Check out our infographic to learn more about the top ten causes of disabling workplace injuries and their costs. Then work with your insurance broker and carrier to ensure your business is doing everything it can to mitigate risk and keep employees—and your operation—as safe as possible.


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