Some jobs are more dangerous than others. While the nature of the work certainly has something to do with the likelihood of injury, there are certain hazards that can and should be managed by employers. Well-known safety hazards require higher levels of care in terms of safety equipment and training. Employers and employees looking to minimize the risk of an accident should be aware of the common hazards that contribute to workplace injuries.
Do you feel comfortable reporting injuries at work? Does your employer encourage you to report any injuries that occur?
When you are hurt at work, this isn't always the easiest thing to confess to your boss. Maybe you were injured because you were messing around and doing something you weren't supposed to be doing. Maybe your coworker did something wrong, causing your injury, and you don't want to get him or her in trouble. Maybe the injury wasn't really anyone's fault, but you're still worried about how your employer will handle it.