InMotion June 2023 – Common Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries can vary depending on the nature of a person’s role, their capacity to meet the inherent requirements of the role, the work environment and the effectiveness of
safe systems of work. It is important for employers to have a clear understanding of work activities and related hazards that can increase the risk of injury, so that they can take all reasonably practical steps to ensure the health and safety of their workers and other persons. Having an insight into the causes and nature of injuries can also be helpful to employers.

In this edition of InMotion, supported by Safe Work Australia statistics pertaining to workplace fatalities, injuries/diseases, we will explore the common types of injuries and body parts affected and consider some key injury prevention practices.