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How To Avoid Tripping, Slipping and Falling At Work

Accidents can happen anywhere and anytime, but you can actually prevent them or at least reduce the risk of them occurring.

 

According to the Association of Workers’ Compensation, there are 42,000 workers reportedly injured from a fall at their workplaces in Canada every year. That’s a lot! Can you imagine how detrimental that can be to companies? That totals about 17% of the time-loss that workers’ compensation boards accept.

 

Here is how you can reduce the risk of slipping on a wet floor:

  • Pay attention to where you’re going.
  • Go easy with your speed. Make sure it’s a good speed for walking on those surfaces.
  • Point your feet slightly outward to walk.
  • When you’re approaching a corner, turn it widely.

 

Here’s how you can reduce the risk of tripping:

  • Make sure the flooring stays in a good condition.
  • Make use of the installed light sources so that you can provide enough light for whatever you are doing.
  • Use a flashlight to enter a dark room.
  • Keep your walking areas free of obstructions or clutter
  • Be careful to ensure that the things that you may be pushing or carrying don’t stop you from seeing obstacles, spills or more.

 

 

A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a MOL approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your company’s safety requirements. Contact us today!