Approximately 76,000 office workers are injured each year in the United States. Changes in work environments have added to the hazards office workers face. Common injuries sustained by office workers include:
- Overexertion (strains)
- Being struck by an object
- Being caught between objects
- Electrical hazards
However, a report highlights the risk of musculoskeletal injuries for office workers.
A recent study by the Washington State Department of Labor & Statistics is highlighting a common injury suffered by many office workers. Office workers were evaluated for musculoskeletal issues. Every office worker who participated in the study reported at least one musculoskeletal problem during the past year. The reports of pain by office workers increased from a similar study in 2009. […]