Lowering your chance of slipping at work

While Kentucky employers try to ensure that their workers have a safe space to do their jobs, accidents can still happen. Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common, as they can be caused by a large number of different reasons. Not all of these accidents can be predicted, but preventative measures can be taken to lower the chances of them happening.

Reliable Plant states that familiarity with the workspace is key in reducing accidents and injuries. Workers should be on the lookout for changes to the environment such as ongoing construction or cleaning projects, damages done to equipment like ladders, or changes caused by the environment. For example, even areas indoors can become slick or icy in the winter. Stay vigilant for anything that could pose a risk.

Additionally, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration has simple steps that anyone can implement which helps prevent slip and fall mishaps. This includes things such as:

  •          Educating employees in the use of equipment
  •          Teaching everyone how to use their equipment properly
  •          Keeping up with industry safety standards
  •          Maintaining equipment that is used to climb or walk

Cutting down on the chances for personnel mistakes or issues with the terrain will sweep up a lot of the issues that cause slip and fall accidents. In addition to the aforementioned tips, keeping the employees well-informed can also help to cut down on accidents. This means updating them on changes to manuals or safety protocol, ensuring that they are all dressed appropriately for their jobs, and making sure that they take safety at the workplace seriously.

By employing these tactics, a workplace will likely see the number of incidents they face reduced to some degree, which is good for everyone involved.

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