Fall injury is one of the most common workplace injuries. According to Injury Facts®, 42,114 people died in falls at home and work in 2020. Working at height is a dangerous activity as the risk of falling can be fatal and can cause disability. Safety should be prioritized in any type of working area, especially working at height.
How would life be like if you felt as though you could never fully catch your breath?
800,000 Eye Injuries Occur Annually, 90% are Preventable
Unfortunately, eye-related injuries are a very common incident. Averagely, 800,000 eye injuries happened on the job yearly, including 36,000 that occurred during time off from work. However, the eye health and safety organization Prevent Blindness America has stated that 90% of all eye injuries can be avoided by wearing appropriate eye protection. Some typical causes of workplace related eye injuries are chemical burns, cuts, lacerations, and punctures. Workers from the industries of production, transportation and service have a higher risk to be involved in eye injuries due to their nature of work.
Statistics on Occupational Injuries from Electrical Incidents
In 2021, the average number of electrical accidents in Malaysia is at 52 cases yearly. According to the Energy Commission (EC), the majority of these accidents were contributed by the usage and handling of uncertified and faulty electrical appliances. We feel sorrowful for the recent electrocuted incident that happened to a 21-year-old worker on Aug 5, 2022.
Head injury is one of the most common causes of fatal accidents at any industrial worksite. According to the data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2019, one worker died from work-related injury every 99 minutes. In 2007, 1066 workers from the field of construction and extraction experienced fatal injuries. Head injury can lead to devastating and traumatic changes to one in both mental and physical aspects. Apart from death, severe head injury may cause inability in performing day-to-day activities and further influence his/ her ability to work. This might lead to financial crisis for a family when the injured person is the breadwinner of their family.
Safety apparel, also known as protective clothing, is one of the needed personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace. The clothing is intended to provide protection and to reduce risk of accidents to the wearer when performing their tasks.
The year 2020 has brought us many challenges and one of the biggest issues faced by every country all over the world is surely Covid-19. World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that this war against corona virus will continue go on until the vaccine is developed. As of 11th August 2020, the total confirmed cases recorded are 19,718,030 with a total of 728,013 confirmed deaths across 216 countries and areas.
Who would ever thought that 2020 would turned out to be BIZARRE?