How to avoid slips and falls in the workplace?

How to avoid slips and falls in the workplace?

According to United States Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) travel, slips and falls constitute the majority of accidents in general industry. In fact, they account for 15% of accidents, making these types of accidents second behind road accidents. Well, slips, overturns and falls can happen for a variety of reasons like loss of grip between your shoe and the ground, contact with a stationary object, etc. However, most of these incidents can be avoided with a few simple precautions and precautions.

With that said, here are some tips for avoiding trips, slips and falls in your workplace.

Practice good housekeeping practices

You may want to plan ahead and know what needs to be done and who is responsible for what in specific areas. You will need to assign roles and create a program that uses good housekeeping practices.

Use and maintain perfect lighting

Poor lighting in work areas can be a serious danger, especially in construction areas, docks, walkways, stairs, hallways, ramps and basements. Make sure that all of these areas in your work area are properly lit and that light switches are clear and easily accessible. Also make sure that switches, cords, and appliances are repaired immediately when they stop working.

Wear the right shoes

The shoes you wear play an important role in preventing slips and falls. You need to make sure everyone in the workplace has the right shoes for their job.

Reduction of slippery or wet areas

Traction control is something you should be using in the workplace. Slippery floors are a major cause of slips and falls in the workplace and can cause serious injury or death. So make sure that the practice of traction control is followed at all times.

These tips should help minimize or prevent slips, trips and falls in the workplace.

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