Common Causes of Accidents and Ill Health

Some of the most common causes of accidents and ill-health in our workplaces are:

• Slips and Trips
• Poor handling, lifting and carrying technique
• Falls from height
• Being struck by a vehicle
• Being struck by a moving or falling object
• Misuse or abuse of machinery
• Sharp objects
• Using harmful substances
• Horseplay
• Not following instructions
• Noise-induced illness
• Stress