People working in different types of job obviously face a range of different hazards.
For example, an office worker is much less at risk from burns than a chef. But there are a range of common accidents and injuries which occur across all occupational sectors, trips/slips and falls invariably top the league.
In 2007/08, these accounted for almost four out of every 10 major workplace injuries. Other national statistics for the same year show that the most common ‘over-three-day injury’ was caused by handling, lifting or carrying
A total of 34 million work days were lost because of workplace-related accident or illness. Of these, 6 million were due to injuries within the workplace while 28 million were ‘work-related’ ill health days
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