Workplace injuries are any occupational injury or illness that is caused by factors in your workplace, including the specific tasks you are required to perform. Injuries may occur in people who work in many different types of workplaces, including factories, construction sites, offices, retail stores, and warehouses. Some workplace injuries may be caused by repetitive movements while other injuries may be caused by poor work place ergonomics. Each person is different and it is critical that your work station be adapted to your needs.
Causes of workplace injuries include:
- Blunt force trauma
- Repetitive stress/strain
- Poorly designed work stations which cause your body to adapt to machinery instead of machinery adapting to your body
- Prolonged sitting or other prolonged postural stressors especially computers, phones and chair placement