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A Guide on Preventing Common Workplace Perils and Stay Safe
It may seem funny when people slip and fall as you we all have seen in TVs shows and cartoons but, in real context, it shouldn’t be a laughing matter since they can cause serious injuries even fatalities. According to statistics down in the US, most of the prevalent causes of emergencies cases in hospitals are associated with falls. In fact, about 8 million people end up in hospital due to falls with 5 percent of the falls resulting to fatalities. Therefore, you will need to implement measures that will be thwarting slips, trips, and falls that may arise in your place of work. Not only will that ensure that everyone is safe but you will also have a happy workforce. You will be saving a lot of money given that the staff turnover will be low. We have compiled a few measures you can put in place to keep everyone safe.
One effective way you can minimize falls and other injuries insisting on wearing appropriate footwear by your employees. The footwear needs to be suitable for the needs of the worker, and this will depend on the kind of work they perform. Moreover, they need to get footwear with sole made of material that is durable and has proper traction to minimize slips. Especially if you spend most of your day in a workstation that has wet or slimy floors. You will also consider seeking footwear with toe-safety features; it will ensure that you protect your sole from injuries in the event you get tripped by objects on the floor.
Among the things that will increase the risks of tripping or falling is letting items on the floors. After duties it can tempting to leave your toolbox, equipment or other rubbles lying on the floor but insist on keeping the floors clear and everything kept in its rightful place. Not only will it make it easy to retrieve them and use them, you will not be worrying about tumbling into objects as you walk. Moreover, you will save yourself from being sued after an accident causing injury for creating a hazardous setting disregarding safety of employees this company will not have extra expenses.
At times, clearing space and wearing the right footwear will not be effective and may need to make use of warning signs; for instance in areas with inclines or steps. Make sure that you are putting the signs in positions that clear for people to identify them easily. Some cases of accidents are as of poor visibility due to poor lighting; hence you should ensure that every corner of the office is properly illuminated. Make sure you do away with the shadowy corners or alleys and have everyone safe.