Workplace Accidents in Ireland: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention

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Topic on Oct 06, 2023 10:43 PM
The number of workplace accidents in Ireland is not insignificant. In fact, it’s quite high. In 2015 alone there were over 1,000 reported cases of workers suffering a work-related injury or illness. This number has been steadily rising over the past decade and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

The statistics don’t lie: workplace injuries are becoming an increasingly common occurrence worldwide, with millions of people being injured every year while on the job. And while some countries have seen their rates drop significantly since 2010 (like Australia), others continue to see their numbers rise year after year (like Canada).
The causes of accidents in the workplace

There are many causes of workplace accidents, including:

Human error. This is the most common cause of workplace accidents and injuries, and it can happen for several reasons. For example, an employee may misread or misinterpret the instructions given by a supervisor or coworker; they might not pay attention to their surroundings while performing a task; or they might be inattentive while using machinery or equipment.
While most people do their best to avoid accidents at work, some individuals don’t take safety precautions seriously enough–or simply ignore them altogether out of carelessness or indifference–and this can lead directly to serious injuries or death.

Gravin273 says
Reply on May 25, 2024 06:46 PM
Workplace fires are a serious threat to employee safety. If there's a fire alarm at work, it's important to evacuate the building immediately following these steps:

Exit the building quickly and calmly. Don't stop for personal belongings.
Follow your workplace's fire evacuation plan. This plan should outline the designated escape routes and assembly points.
Use the stairs, never the elevator. Elevators can malfunction during a fire, trapping you inside.

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