Federal employees face unique workplace hazards that can result in serious injuries. Whether they work in an office or in the field, federal employees must take steps to protect themselves from workplace injuries.
Let’s discuss some of the most common workplace injuries that federal employees experience and how to prevent them.
Repetitive Motion Injuries
Repetitive motion injuries are common among federal employees who perform the same task repeatedly. These injuries can affect the muscles, tendons, and nerves, and can cause pain and discomfort. Examples of repetitive motion injuries include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, and bursitis. To prevent these injuries, federal employees should take frequent breaks and perform stretching exercises to keep their muscles and tendons flexible.
Slips, Trips, and Falls
Slips, trips, and falls are a common cause of workplace injuries in federal employees. These injuries can occur in any workplace, but they are especially common in areas with wet or slippery floors, uneven surfaces, or cluttered workspaces. To prevent slips, trips, and falls, federal employees should wear slip-resistant footwear, keep walkways clear, and promptly report any hazardous conditions to their supervisor.
Back injuries are common among federal employees who perform manual labor, such as lifting heavy objects or performing repetitive motions. These injuries can be debilitating and can result in chronic pain and limited mobility. To prevent back injuries, federal employees should use proper lifting techniques, take frequent breaks, and use ergonomic equipment that is designed to reduce strain on the back.
Federal employees face unique workplace hazards that can result in serious injuries. To prevent workplace injuries, federal employees should take steps to protect themselves, such as using proper lifting techniques, taking frequent breaks, and wearing appropriate footwear. Employers should also take steps to ensure that the workplace is safe and free from hazards.
By working together, federal employees and their employers can create a safe and healthy work environment that promotes employee well-being and productivity.
If you are an inured federal employee, call Federal Injury Centers today at (888) 878-OWCP to speak to an OWCP expert about your care today.