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2024_Spring_Shield_LiftYour workforce is your company’s most valuable asset. Keeping them safe, secure and injury free is a priority – not just for your bottom line, but because it’s the right thing to do.

Progressive Fleet recently looked at customer claims data to determine the most common causes of workplace injuries. Number one on the list: lifting.

Proper lifting technique can be taught and should be part of your annual training agenda. New employees need to be shown proper technique while seasoned employees need to be reminded.

The second most common cause of workplace injury: slips, trips and falls.

This type of injury not only costs employers billions in claims each year but is also one of the leading causes of death in the workplace. Training employees to recognize the hazards that cause slips, trips and falls also needs to be included in your training agenda.

Free training resources for Progressive Fleet customers are available on our website.

The Loss Prevention Resource Library has a flyer on safe lifting you can download and share. Free videos from J.J. Keller are available for both issues. Back Safety: Keep Your Back In Action addresses back health and safe lifting. Slips, Trips, and Falls: Hazard Perception Challenge helps employees recognize the causes and how to respond to hazards.

Customers can also contact their Loss Prevention Safety Specialist to see what other resources are available.

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