National Safety Month - Musculoskeletal Injuries

By Brooke Beall

June is National Safety Month! In support of this initiative put in place by the National Safety Council, we will be sharing weekly tips that you can apply in the workplace and at home. Transportation is in the top 3 industries affected by musculoskeletal injuries. Below are facts the NSC gathered about those injuries in 2020.

1. 247,620 injuries involved days away from work. Typical work days lost was 14.

2. The part of the body is affected the most at 47% was the back

3. 61.4% of males were affected.

4. 70% of the injuries occurred due to overexertion involving outside sources.

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