The modern workplace can be dangerous terrain, what with its hamster wheel desks and trampolines. But did you realise that injuries at a typical workplace can cause employees to take up to eight days off?

In fact, men end up taking a median of 10 days off on account of non-fatal injuries, compared to seven days by women employees, with a maximum of injuries taking place on Mondays.

A new infographic by Aubree Ritter and Quill suggests five ways to prompt your employees towards building a safer office environment:

  1. Stay clutter free
  2. Shut your drawers
  3. Provide adjustable stations
  4. Don't block escape routes or prop open fire doors
  5. Keep power cords in good repair
Check out the full infographic below.

workplace safety infographic by Aubree Ritter and Quill

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