When it comes to unnecessary injuries and deaths on the job, it’s no laughing matter. Bacon takes workplace safety very seriously — especially in the case of slips, trips and falls.
Did you know that slip, trip and fall incidents make up the majority of general industry accidents? That’s kind of crazy when you think of all the dangerous equipment and hazardous conditions workers face every day.
Who would have thought slips, trips and falls would be the biggie?
But, they are — accounting for 15% of all accidental deaths! That’s coming in second only to car accidents. That adds up to somewhere in the neighborhood of 12,000 deaths a year. What’s worse is that these accidents were preventable.
If you want to keep workers safe, avoid loss of productivity, higher insurance premiums and worker replacement costs, you’ll want to listen up. That’s why Bacon wants to get serious and share some of his safety smarts with you.
Now you’re a slip, trip and fall-spotting mastermind.
You’ve addressed the hazards on your work site. You’ve cleaned up the mess, you’ve organized the space and engineered out the risks as much as possible. That’s it, right? WRONG.
Don’t forget to take special measures to avoid these issues again in the future. Take a look at your workplace design and try to find other ways to improve. Guardrails, rope descent systems, dockboards, handrails, safety signs, anti-slip adhesive tape and moisture absorbent mats are just a few options that can help.
Workers should also be provided with PPE like slip-resistant footwear, fall protection systems or safety monitors. By budgeting out a few dollars for safety equipment like this, you’ll save yourself countless dollars down the road.
Unnecessary injuries and deaths from slips, trips and falls on your walking working surfaces are preventable. Let us know if we can help you create a safer workplace by clicking here.
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