Life Changing Injuries

Life Changing Injuries

Injuries can have a major effect on a person’s life as well as the lives of his/her family and friends. High numbers of life changing injuries happen every year at different industries and workplaces. Major injuries to the head, hands, back, or bones can be caused by not wearing seatbelts, not using gloves, falling from heights, not using eye protection, improper training, not inspecting equipment or work areas, and many other easily prevented situations. These injuries require more than basic first aid, often some sort of major surgery, and they must be recorded. Safety training is key for preventing these types of injuries. According to OSHA, safety training can help to drastically reduce or eliminate life changing injuries.

  1. Training Must Include:
  • Workplace hazards
  • General safety practices
  • Employee involvement
  • Material and equipment safety
  • Job specific training:
    • At the beginning of a new job assignment or task
    • When a job assignment, task, or procedure changes
  • PPE selection, use, and maintenance
  • Emergency and first aid training
  • Recordkeeping
  • Safety compliance responsibilities