Tips That You Can Use To Avoid Slipping And Falling In The Workplace

You would be surprised at the number of workers who get injured on a yearly basis, due to fall accidents. Every year, there is an average of more than 42,000 workers who get hurt because of falls at work. It has been recorder that 66% of those falls occur on the same level, while 34% of them occur from a height.

 

There are a number of things that can cause slips to occur. They include wet/oily surfaces, occasional spills, weather hazards, loose unanchored rugs/mats, and flooring with uneven traction. Things can cause you to trip at work include poor lighting, an obstructed view, clutter, wrinkled carpeting, uncovered cables, uneven walking surfaces, bottom drawers, etc.

 

There are things that you can do to prevent yourself from falling at the work, by slipping or tripping.

 

You can reduce your risk of slipping on a wet floor by doing the following:

  • Be cautious when walking and ensure that you pay attention to where you are going.
  • Make wide turns at corners.
  • Adjust your stride to a pace that is suitable for the walking surface and for the tasks you are executing.
  • Walk with your feet pointing slightly outward.

 

You can reduce your risk of tripping by doing the following:

  • Ensure that your flooring remains in god condition.
  • Ensure that you keep your walk areas clear from obstructions or from clutter.
  • Ensure that the items you are transporting are not stopping you from seeing any spills, obstructions, and more.
  • Always use a flashlight to illuminate a dark room or area that you want to enter.

 

 

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.

 

 

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