NSC’s 10 Preventable Workplace Incidents (And Suggested Safety Training Courses for Each)

The National Safety Council (NSC) has a list of the Top Ten Preventable Workplace Incidents on their website. According to them, the items on the list are the “ten most reported workmen’s compensation injuries as listed by top insurance companies throughout the country.”

Since we’re all interested in preventing workplace incidents and injuries, we thought it would be helfpul to provide the list below and include some suggested training courses for each item.

Here’s the list of the NSC’s top preventable incidents on the job.

Violence on the Job

Suggested Course(s):
Violence in the Workplace

Repetitive Motion Injuries

Suggested Course(s):
Ergonomics for Industrial Environments
Ergonomics for Office Environments

Machine Entanglement

Suggested Course(s):
Machine Guarding

Vehicle Crashes

Suggested Course(s):
Driving Preparation
Alert Driving
Driving Hazard Recognition
Tanker Rollover

“Walking Into” Injuries

Suggested Course(s):
Pedestrian Safety
Safety and Health Basics

“Falling Object” Injuries

Suggested Course(s):
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Safety and Health Basics
Safety and Health Advanced

Reaction Injuries

Suggested Course(s):
Back Injury Prevention
Slips, Trips, and Falls
Ergonomics for Industrial Environments

Falling from Heights

Suggested Course(s):
Fall Prevention and Protection
Supported Scaffold Safety

Slipping and Tripping

Suggested Course(s):
Slips, Trips, and Falls
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

Overexertion Injuries

Suggested Course(s):
Back Injury Prevention
Ergonomics for Industrial Environments

If you want to download a copy that you can print and put on the wall at work, click here. The NSC also offers additional safety statistics here.

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Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto is an Instructional Designer and the Senior Learning & Development Specialist at Convergence Training. Jeff has worked in education/training for more than twenty years and in safety training for more than ten. You can follow Jeff at LinkedIn as well.

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