For most of us, work is a means to an end. We work to live, not the reverse. Our hard earned pay is channeled into creating a lifestyle for ourselves and our families.
With this in mind, we expect our workplaces to be designed to keep us safe. Unfortunately, a number of industries are plagued with a greater share of workplace injuries than others. Labourers and workers in healthcare, have over double their share of work related injuries. This is especially so for those labourers within the transport, storage and manufacturing industries.
According to Safe Work Australia, approximately one in five serious claims involve injury to the back and one quarter of serious claims require at least twelve weeks off work.…Continue reading