Facial injuries or trauma are common in the workplace and can be caused by various factors, such as falls, machinery, or chemicals. Facial injuries can be severe, causing disfigurement, vision loss, and even death.
However, several things can be done to reduce the risk of facial injuries in the workplace. Among them stand out:
- Appropriate training: Employees must receive adequate education on how to use machinery and equipment safely. They should also be aware of potential hazards in the workplace and how to avoid them.
- Personal protective equipment (PPE): PPE, such as goggles, face shields, and helmets, can help protect the face from injury. Employees should be required to wear PPE when necessary.
- Good housekeeping: The workplace should be kept clean and free of clutter. This will also help prevent slips and falls that can lead to facial injuries.
- Periodic Inspections: The workplace should be checked periodically for hazards. Any potential risk that is detected must be corrected immediately.
By following these safety precautions, you can significantly reduce facial injuries in the workplace or act quickly if they occur and receive immediate medical attention.
Additional Tips to Reduce the Risk of Facial Injuries When Performing a Work Activity
- Be aware of your surroundings and watch for possible dangers.
- Use caution when working with machinery or equipment.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for using machinery and equipment.
- Use appropriate and quality PPE.
- Be careful when lifting or moving heavy objects.
- Refrain from overloading equipment or raw materials to avoid accidents when transporting them.
- Take breaks often to rest your senses, muscles, limbs, etc.
In summary, you must go to the doctor immediately if a facial injury or accident of this type occurs in the workspace.
Even minor facial injuries can lead to infection, so it is important to treat them immediately with health specialists once they occur.
If the accident was caused by the negligence of another or the same company or employer, contact our law firm to understand your case and provide you with appropriate legal options to achieve your well-being or that of your loved ones.