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2019 Workplace Safety Index: The Top 10 Causes of Disabling Injuries at Work

The annual Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index documents the top ten causes of the most serious workplace injuries – those causing an employee to miss five or more days from work – and ranks them by their direct cost to employers, which consists of medical and lost-wage payments.

The 2019 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index is the first to also report the causes and costs of the most serious workplace injuries for eight specific industries that account for a high proportion of all national workplace injuries.

Review our infographic to learn more about the top ten causes. Then, partner with your insurance broker and carrier to understand the root causes of the most serious workplace injuries in your operation and how you can effectively mitigate them to better protect employees and your bottom line.

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Top Ten Causes of Workplace Injuries by Industry

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Methodology:

The Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Indices are based on 2016 data from Liberty Mutual, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and the National Academy of Social Insurance. BLS non-fatal injury data are analyzed to determine which events caused employees to miss more than five days of work, and then rank those events by total workers compensation costs. 

This website is general in nature, and is provided as a courtesy to you. Information is accurate to the best of Liberty Mutual’s knowledge, but companies and individuals should not rely on it to prevent and mitigate all risks as an explanation of coverage or benefits under an insurance policy. Consult your professional advisor regarding your particular facts and circumstance. By citing external authorities or linking to other websites, Liberty Mutual is not endorsing them.