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Promoting Workplace Safety

 Work-related injuries and fatalities present a major problem in both industrialized and developing economies. While it is true that nobody can completely prevent accidents, understanding how occupational accidents happen can significantly reduce their occurrence.

 Authorities in the UK reported that around 33 percent of occupational accidents are due to falls. Another 33 percent result from manual handling such as lifting, lowering, moving, pushing and holding or restraining objects, animals or persons. Other sources of dangers are electrical burns, fire, hazardous chemicals, plant and heavy machinery and workplace traffic accidents. It is of great importance that employers ensure the workplace is equipped with adequate safety measures and properly instruct their employees.

 Experts say that employees' risky actions in the workplace increase the likelihood of accidents to as much as fourfold. Employees' attitudes that increase the risk of accidents are working with inadequate or no planning, ignoring safety procedures, being overconfident, taking shortcuts, failing to ask for clear instructions, lack of attention and working in an area with poor housekeeping.

 In order to lessen the dangers faced in the workplace, both employers and employees need to observe safety guidelines.

 This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your healthcare professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.

 

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Three locations to serve you

Capital Surgeons Group is a group surgical practice specializing in bariatric surgery, breast surgery, colorectal surgery, laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery at the following locations:

Central Austin

3705 Medical Parkway, Suite 250 and 210
Austin, TX 78705
Appointments: 512.302.1210
Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

North Austin/Round Rock

505 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Suite 220
Austin, TX 78728
Appointments: 512.498.4860
Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

South Austin

5625 Eiger Road, Suite 230
Austin, TX 78735
Appointments: 512.441.7755
Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm