Vibration injuries in the workplace can be aggravating to Oklahoma workers who may not know the extent to which the vibrations harm their bodies. When a worker is exposed to repeated heavy vibrations over long periods of time, it can result in physical injuries that could require medical attention.
The risk of injuries on the job in Oklahoma varies by industry, but falls are a perennial source of injuries and even deaths. Reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that falls injured an estimated 212,760 people in 2009. Some industries are more prone to fall accidents than others.
Oklahoma workers may be familiar with the various types of accidents that can occur in the workplace. According to data provided by the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the top five causes of workplace injuries in 2010 were overexertion, falls on the same level, bodily reactions, falls to lower levels and being struck by objects. These injuries constituted approximately 73 percent of costs associated with workplace injuries. It may be possible to minimize the occurrence of these and other workplace accidents by instituting some basic safety procedures.