2021 Workplace Safety Index

From: Jeremy Olivier, Lofton Safety Services

Feb 8, 2022

From back injuries to broken bones, the top 10 causes of workplace injuries cost U.S. businesses more than $1 billion a week. Workplace injuries are not limited to high-risk industries such as manufacturing and construction. Disabling injuries can occur on any job, making workplace safety a top concern for employers.

The 2021 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index compiles the top 10 causes of the most serious workplace injuries. 

  • Handling Objects - Cost $13.3 billion
  • Falls on the Same Level - Cost $10.58 billion
  • Falls to Lower Level - $6.26 billion
  • Hit by Objects - $5.61 billion
  • Awkward Postures - $4.71 billion
  • Vehicle Crashes - $3.16  billion
  • Slip or Trip Without Fall - $2.52 billion
  • Colliding with Objects or Equipment - $2.46 billion
  • Caught in Equipment or Machines - $2.01 billion
  • Repetitive Motions - $1.66 billion

So how do we reduce the number of workplace injuries? Knowing is half the battle. Implementing intervention strategies at your workplace can help mitigate the frequency and severity of workplace injuries.



Lofton Safety Services can evaluate and design safety programs to help reduce injuries, and implement methods to communicate early injury warning signs to management for review. If you have questions regarding safety issues or training, contact Lofton Safety Services at info@loftonsafety.com. For other valuable worker protection information, such as Workers' Rights, Employer Responsibilities, and other services OSHA offers, visit www.osha.gov.


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