Slips and Falls
Thursday, November 4, 2010
at 10:43:48 AM
SLIPS AND FALLS CAN HURT US ALL!
Slips and Falls in both the Fall and Winter can be reduced as follows:
One slip/fall can cost your company as much as $50,000.00 and this does not include fines and charges in some cases. Take on-line slip/fall training on our website www.advantagepcm.com.
Prevent falls by:
Keep parking lots and walkways clear of mud, snow and ice.
Don’t get caught by surprise – monitor the weather and expect slippery conditions
Clear ice and snow before workers need to get into or out of the parking lot
Use salt, sand or another proven anti-slip material to keep parking lots and walkways clear
Have shovels and gloves available before icing conditions appear
Ensure workers wear appropriate footwear for conditions
Provide good lighting and clear path markings in parking lots and walkways
Clearly identify parking lots, walkways, steps, ramps and other elevation changes.
Build a falls program that will work........
Maintenance for the condition of your parking lots and paths
Maintenance for appropriate footwear and safety gear
Define everyone’s role in preventing slips and falls.
Communicate roles and standards to all staff
Train workers responsible for keeping lots and walk ways clear.
Audit standards to see program is working
Acknowledge success and make improvements