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June is National Safety Month- Workplace Safety

6/8/2016 (Permalink)

Preventing slips, trips and falls is very important in our homes and workplace. Travelers Insurance online wrote an article with lots of information that is very informative and useful.

The following was copied directly from: https://www.travelers.com/resources/workplace-safety/preventing-slips-trips-and-falls-in-the-workplace.aspx

"Some hazards associated with slip, trip and fall injuries include:

  • Slippery surfaces, such as a gloss-finished tile, polished stone, etc.
  • Holes or broken surfaces.
  • Uneven walking surfaces.
  • Poorly marked and/or poorly lit walkway transitions.
  • Wet surfaces caused by spills or poor drainage.
  • Slippery conditions due to mud, ice or water during inclement weather.
  • Creating a Safe Passage

    Routine inspection and maintenance should be a regular part of your safety program to help prevent falls for both your visitors and employees.

  • Design your entrances and walkways to accommodate the expected volume of foot traffic through your business.
  • Conduct periodic walkthrough surveys of your premises to help ensure your property is kept in safe condition.
  • Ensure all walkways are properly lit.
  • Maintain all flooring surfaces at all times.
  • Use slip-resistant floor treatments, especially in areas proven to be wet.
  • Apply floor treatments to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Use “wet floor” signs to warn of known hazards.
  • Schedule maintenance of floor surfaces during times of low traffic.
  • Have spill cleanup supplies readily available.
  • Ensure that entry areas are properly maintained and any mats are secured.
  • Promptly investigate incidents and document findings if an accident and/or injury occurs.”
  • This information was copied from the above link as a source of information and was not written by SERVPRO of Beachwood. Please click the link above to read more of the article. 

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