Job Injuries Not on Employees' Minds

|

NU Online News Service, June 16, 1:40 p.m. EDT?Most employees don't think they will get hurt on the job and thatmay contribute to injuries, according to research by an insurancefirm.

|

The finding was made in a study conducted by Columbia, Mo.-basedMissouri Employers Mutual Insurance Company, which reported about64 percent of employees think that a work-related injury will nothappen to them.

|

In addition, nearly half of all working Americans think aboutthemselves or a loved one getting injured on the job only a fewtimes a year or less, the study noted.

|

"This lack of thought may be translating into needless workplaceinjuries, especially for blue-collar employees," said MEM vicepresident of loss prevention and administration Bob Gibson.

|

The study also noted that about 75 percent of U.S. workers admitthat they could be more safety conscious at work.

|

"While blue-collar employees are most likely to be injured onthe job, workplace injuries and deaths affect all demographics,"Mr. Gibson said. "The good news is that working Americans are atleast admitting they could be more safety conscious at work?thefirst step in injury prevention."

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader

  • All PropertyCasualty360.com news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including BenefitsPRO.com and ThinkAdvisor.com.
NOT FOR REPRINT

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from www.copyright.com. All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.