Don’t let a lack of knowledge get in your way of preventing accidents – TMH Law can give you what you need.
Have you, a loved one or an employee or coworker experienced a slip trip and fall accident? If so, you are not alone.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slip trip and fall accidents account for 15% of accidental deaths per year, 25% of reported injury claims and more than 95 million lost workdays per year.
The Law Offices of Thomas More Holland stand behind those who become victims of slip trip and fall accidents – offering you these top 5 slip trip and fall prevention tips.
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5 Ways To Practice Slip Trip and Fall Prevention
- Keep It Clean
When it comes to slip trip and fall OSHA provides guidelines to follow for those in businesses. These regulations are to help the work environment stay safe for both employees and their customers. You can practice slip trip and fall prevention at your work by assigning responsibilities to employees and keeping a daily calendar of duties and housekeeping to be sure that slip trip and fall injuries can be prevented.
- Keep It Dry
Most slip trip and fall accidents occur on walking surfaces such as sidewalks, parking lots, food prep areas and floors. When weather changes, this can also affect the traction on sidewalks. Keep these areas dry by mopping up spills as quickly as possible, utilizing Wet Floor signs, use proper rugs or mats indoors, or on areas that experience rain or ice, lay anti-skid paint or adhesive striping material.
- Keep It Clear
In walking areas, especially those with high traffic, be sure that you keep those areas clear at all times from all clutter and obstacles.
Keep boxes and briefcases out of hallways
Pick up loose items off the floor
Keep all cords and hoses in a designated area and put away
Be sure to do weekly inspections to ensure slip trip and fall prevention
- Keep Your Shoes On
Always be sure that you are wearing appropriate shoes in the environment you are working or walking in. Keep shoelaces tied at all times. When slip trip and fall accidents happen, shoes are typically evaluated to see if it caused the accident.
- Keep Focused
In the 21st century it has become increasingly hard to stay focused on the task at hand. Many believe that if you don’t multi-task then you are not really living a productive life. Contrary to that belief, by staying focused on the task at hand you are not only being productive, you are accomplishing tasks with quality, instead of focusing on the quantity of all that you get done. Distraction is everywhere, so when you are moving heavy objects, or walking quickly to save time from point a to point b, be sure you keep your eyes open with nothing obstructing your view, stay off of your cell phone and pay attention.
Turn To TMH Law For Your Slip Trip and Fall Claims
Although you may do everything possible when implementing our slip trip and fall prevention tips, some may experience slip trip and fall accidents. In these instances, contact the Law Offices of Thomas More Holland. We will work hard and strive to bring you the compensation you deserve.
For more information on how TMH Law can help you with your claim, contact our office at 877-429-8327.
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