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Simple And Effective Ways Of Preventing Head Injuries

April 10, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Simple And Effective Ways Of Preventing Head Injuries

Head injuries and head trauma are responsible for a large number of serious injuries that occur each and every year across the country. In many instances, a head injury can result in permanent disability as well as loss of life. That said there are a number of effective ways of preventing head related injuries that every individual would be well advised to consider.

Be Aware Of What Is Happening Above

For example, being aware of one’s surroundings when it comes to flying objects or falling debris that would easily strike the head can reduce the incidence of injury. While walking along a city street where high-rises are located or where construction is underway it is always a good idea to be aware of what is happening above. This can greatly reduce the incidence of head injuries. Falling debris, falling tools and other falling items have been responsible for many injuries and loss of life over the years. Play it safe and always be aware.

Hair Should Be Tied Back And Properly Managed

Another concern when it comes to head injuries is when the head impacts a fixed object. Falling down the stairs or falling while involved in a sporting activity can result in serious head trauma. In some cases, even a mild impact can cause serious head injury or brain damage. As an added note, there have been many accidents that have occurred because of hair becoming entangled in equipment or machinery in the workplace. This can result in catastrophic injuries and even loss of life. Hair should be tied back and properly managed when in the workplace.

Goggles And Hearing Protection Are In Good Working Condition

Finally, employers are typically tasked with the challenge of ensuring that proper head protection is worn at all times in the workplace. From hardhats to goggles and hearing protection, there are many aspects of workplace safety that must be taken into account to ensure that employees are always safe and free from injury. Employers must also make certain that all protective equipment such as helmets, goggles and hearing protection are in good working condition. Wearing a defective helmet or other types of faulty protective gear can be as risky as wearing no helmet or protective gear at all. Contact Hastings and Hastings today for personal injury legal representation in Phoenix Arizona.