Oklahoma workers and employers may want to exercise caution in the days following the daylight saving time change each year. Studies have shown that the annual springtime ritual, which took place on March 8 this year, could lead to an increase in work-related injuries.
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.