Avoid Slips, Trips & Falls in the Workplace

Avoid Slips, Trips & Falls in the Workplace

Avoid Slips, Trips & Falls in the WorkplaceFind out how to prevent accidents in the workplace & how protect your employees.

Slips, trips, and falls have the potential to be a major cause of injury for your employees and visitors to your premises. While many accidents aren’t preventable, the likelihood of slipping injuries can be significantly reduced with some handy tips.

Did you know that slipping, tripping, or falling equate to 15% of all accidents? With over 25,000 of these accidents occurring daily within the US, the number of hospital visits, bills, and lawsuits skyrocket. With a business that can be held liable, it’s important to understand where on your premises the greatest potential for danger lies.

Slipping, tripping, or falling can result from slippery and broken surfaces, uneven walking paths, poorly lit walkways, cables on the floor, or ice, water, mud, and liquid on surfaces.

To accident-proof your business so your employees and visitors don’t go head over heel (literally), use these tips:

Create Safe Walkways

  • Do a physical walkthrough of your property daily to inspect paths and surfaces.
  • Design entrances and walkways to accommodate the expected volume of foot traffic through your business.
  • Light all walkways well.
  • Maintain all flooring surfaces at all times.
  • Provide slip-resistant floor treatments, especially in areas proven to be wet.
  • Place “wet floor” signs to warn others of hazards.
  • Schedule maintenance of floor surfaces during times of low traffic.
  • Ensure that entry areas are properly maintained and mats are secured.
  • Promptly investigate incidents, document findings should an injury occur. 

If someone does end up falling on your property, be sure to document all details, record all victims and witnesses accounts, and report to your insurance agency should charges be pressed.

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