Workers working outside their company have a relatively more prone to accidents than those working inside. As they are exposed to many hazards on the roads, there had been reported cases of motor accidents. Road accidents by workers is only one of the causes of injuries, those that are involved in the field also get hurt in wide variety of ways when doing their work.
If you are boss of an employee, you could be at risk of persecution under the government’s health and safety laws if you do not know where your employee is and an accident happens to him.
Someof the most common injuries occurred are bruises and lacerations from tripping over or bumping into objects as well as strains from lifting and carrying of goods. Workers must rely on their own common sense, awareness and initiative to avoid injuries and accidents while working. But there are also some minor precautions that can be learned to avoid such risks.
While working outside the company, every worker must also exercise caution all the times. Some of the most common risk is as follows:
1. If a worker is working on a hazardous area as well as congested shops and storerooms. A worker may not only endanger himself of contacting airborne diseases as well as bumping and accidents.
2. When the workeris working on worn and broken pathways, steps, and floor and mats that may cause him to slip, trip and fall. This is very true when a worker is in a hurry and did not mind what he had stepped at.
3. Caution must also take when working on slippery footpaths and other surfaces as it may cause a nasty falls. If one is expected to work on slippery surfaces, proper foot shoes should be worn.
4. When walking on gates and doors that are broken, hard to open or close can cause injuries on fingers, hands and feet. This may perhaps always neglected by many in which many are also injured in the long run.
5. Animals that can cause injuries while outside such as dogs that bite and insects that stings.
6. Even exposure to extreme heat that can lead to heat cramps and rashes. While the most serious heat related injuries are heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
7. Avoid also going to places with known hazards such as high criminality rates as this can endanger your health and life as well. If possible, do not go alone in these high risks places.