Slips, trips, and falls are a safety risk that are prevalent in most industries and workplaces. The severity of their danger depends on the industry and the job, but one small slip, trips or fall can cause a serious injury which leads to risks of legal liability, lost production time, and absences. On top of that, businesses are liable for the well-being of their customers, which could mean big trouble if a customer is injured while visiting a place of business.
The best way to ensure that your employees are cautious about their own risk of slips, trips, and falls, and to encourage them to proactively eliminate the safety hazards that may cause them, is to train them on how to prevent them and encourage them to be vigilant.
OSHA encourages workplaces to have a slips, trips and falls prevention program in which employees adhere to certain safety precautions that will prevent them from occurring. For example, a workplace can require slip resistant shoes, have safety signs encouraging employees to clean up spills, and can have a procedure in place to salt slippery sidewalks and pathways in the winter.
The above infographic offers a checklist that will help prevent slips, trips and falls in your workplace. Feel free to download them or share them with coworkers and employees to start forming an effective safety culture in your workplace, today!
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