“Every day in America, 13 people go to work and never come home. Every year in America, nearly four million people suffer a workplace injury from which some may never recover. These are preventable tragedies that disable our workers, devastate our families and damage our economy.”
That’s a often-cited quote from former United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. Though U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration-approved guidelines seek to minimize the dangerous slips, perilous trips and hazardous falls that can result in severe injury, these occurrences are called “accidents” for a reason. And accidents will happen — that’s simply a fact of life.
But what can do you to ensure they don’t happen to you?
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For one thing,