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.
In an effort to improve workplace safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has stated that new regulations for reporting injuries have been instituted as of Jan. 1. The new regulations, applicable to employers in Oklahoma and around the country, require prompt and detailed descriptions of deaths and hospitalizations that result from accidents n the workplace. Greater amounts of information are expected to improve efforts to identify common dangers in workplaces and help prevent injuries in the future.
All Oklahoma workers, from those employed in offices to those who work in factories, should know how to bend and lift properly when moving objects. Using the proper techniques can cut down on workplace injuries, the U.S. Occupational and Safety Health Administration says. Even something seemingly as easy as picking up a pen or screwdriver from the floor can cause the same injuries as picking up heavy objects, the agency notes.