TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2022
The holiday season is one of the busiest times for grocery store workers, but as work ramps up, so does the risk of injury. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, thousands of grocery store workers are injured each year. Many of the workplace injuries that result in time away from work are musculoskeletal (e.g., lower back strains, lower back sprains and shoulder sprains). These injuries occur more among grocery store workers than in many other industries.
We’re here to help you and your employees stay safe this holiday season. Contact Maranatha Tax and Insurance Agency for more information.
What Are the Benefits of Implementing Injury Prevention Strategies?
Businesses with fewer employee injuries will have healthier, happier employees and fewer injury-related days of missed work. Additional benefits to implementing injury prevention strategies at your grocery store include:
- Improved employee morale
- Increased employee retention
- Reduced early retirements from senior employees
- Fewer workers’ compensation claims
- Increased productivity
How Do I Prevent Back Injuries at My Grocery Store?
When it comes to preventing back strains and other musculoskeletal injuries, OSHA recommends the following procedures:
- Identify risk factors that could lead to strains, sprains and other injuries at your store such as the amount of physical effort required to do a task, repetitive movements, awkward or static positions and contact stress (e.g., using a hand as a hammer).
- Provide support to your employees by keeping open lines of communication, allocating necessary resources for injury prevention, assigning safety responsibilities and tasks to designated staff members and ensuring safety responsibilities are fulfilled.
- Engage employees by asking them to help you identify hazards, submit suggestions and concerns, discuss work methods and report workplace injuries. Keeping employees involved in safety decisions can increase their motivation, job satisfaction and willingness to accept workplace changes.
- Address injury reports by providing employees with medical care and workplace restrictions as necessary. After an injury, it’s essential to identify the root of the problem and implement solutions to prevent similar injuries from occurring again.
Even with the best injury prevention measures in place, accidents and injuries can still occur. That’s why it’s vital that your business is in the right hands. Call Maranatha Tax and Insurance Agency to learn more about our business insurance offerings.
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This blog is intended for informational and educational use only. It is not exhaustive and should not be construed as legal advice. Please contact your insurance professional for further information on worker's compensation insurance.
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