Guard Against Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip & Fall Perry Post

Winter and spring can be treacherous times of year, creating wet, slippery conditions. It’s not only potentially dangerous but expensive too. Slip falls account for 30% of all injuries and they often lead to costly claims and lost productivity. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 22% of slip and fall accidents result in at least 31 days of work missed by employees. Fortunately, with the proper steps and tools, the opportunity for these accidents can be reduced.

Reduce Wet or Slippery Surfaces

Create a procedure for taking the appropriate action when someone causes or comes across a spill. Get the right tools to keep floors dry and safe

  • Moisture-absorbent entrance mats
  • Floor squeegees
  • Mops
  • Wet/dry vacuums
  • Wet floor signs
  • Wet umbrella bags & stands
  • Air movers

Remove Obstacles in Aisles & Walkways

Avoid stringing cords, cables or hoses across hallways or aisles. Avoid leaving boxes, files or briefcases in the aisles. Encourage safe work practices such as closing file cabinet drawers after use and picking up loose items from the floor. Conduct periodic inspections for slip and trip hazards.

Create & Maintain Proper Lighting

Use proper illumination in all traffic areas. Keep work areas well lit and clean. Keep areas around light switches clear and accessible. Repair broken fixtures, switches and cords immediately.

Be prepared for the rainy days ahead – the investment now could prevent bigger losses down the road!

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