Work Safety Infographic

Here is an infographic used by some friends in the United States that sets out in an easy to understand form some inportant information on safety in the workplace. It is another way to get the message across. This infographic explains that in the US:

• Because of accidents that cause injuries, absenteeism and lost work days add up.
• A third of workers think of their job as a risk to their health and well-being.
• In contrast, eighty-seven percent of workers ignored proper safety equipment and chose not to use it as a preventive measure to ensure safety while on the job. Hand injuries occur over twenty-five percent of the time and either the wrong hand protection is used or seven out of ten times no gloves are worn.
• Over three percent of workers experienced an accident while on the job which caused an injury.

The information tells us that workers either ignore safety procedures due to a number of reasons like carelessness, general disregard, because they are distracted or lack awareness. It would be good to get your feedback about the usefulness of this tool.

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