According to the National Safety Council, overexertion and bodily reaction is the second leading nonfatal injury or illness event involving days away from work, representing 22% of all such injuries. Prior to 2020, overexertion and bodily reaction was the leading cause of nonfatal cases but was overtaken by exposure to harmful substances or environment. This category includes several types of injury events:
• Usually, a non-impact injury or illness resulting from excessive physical effort directed at an outside source of injury or illness. Common worker activities include:
Does this list of activities look familiar? If you follow our post, they should! These are the activities that using a Dump Dolly prevents. With the Dump Dolly doing all the work, it also prevents exposure to whatever is being dumped – especially the trash.
A Dump Dolly does the heavy lifting and takes the pulling, pushing, holding, carrying, throwing and twisting needed to dump a heavy load away from the worker. Your employees can be more productive and get the job done safer and quicker – without an injury.
What are you doing to protect your workers?
Work Safety: Overexertion and Bodily Reaction – Injury Facts
Second leading nonfatal injury or illness event involving days away from work. 7 workers died and 255,490 were injured in 2020.