Here Are Some Tips To Help Prevent... - 11/12/2018

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Monday, November 12, 2018


Here Are Some Tips To Help Prevent...

A bruised knee, sprained ankle, broken arm, head laceration, broken leg and even death.

What do all of these have in common?

They can all be caused by slips, trips and falls.

I was looking over a company’s 300 log this week and saw that out of 12 recordable incidents, 7 were caused by a slip, trip or fall.

That is almost 60% of their recordable incidents.

Now, I can tell you none of their slips, trips or falls led to a fatality, but there was a broken leg in the mix and that was caused by an easily preventable trip hazard.

And that trip hazard was caused by a housekeeping issue - some excess material and debris that was scattered all around the work area.

But rather than someone taking a few minutes to clean it up, it was left in place - just waiting for the right person to come along.

Most slip, trip and fall hazards are seen and easily preventable while others, like black ice, are more difficult to see. But with a little effort on everyone’s part, accidents caused by those hazards can be easily prevented.

Here are some tips to help prevent slips, trips and falls:

  • Maintain a clear line of vision, particularly when carrying a large object.
  • Use hand rails.
  • Keep your work area clean of debris.
  • Wear the proper work shoes/boots and make sure they are laced or buckled.
  • Pay attention to what you are doing and be aware of what is going on around you.
  • Clean up spills -- liquids are slippery.
  • Ensure you have adequate lighting.

So, as you begin your work week, remember to always do what you can to prevent slips, trips and fall hazards. It’s in everyone’s best interest. 

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