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How do you keep people from slipping at work?

On Behalf of | Mar 24, 2020 | Slip-and-fall Accidents

You may consider workplace safety to be a priority. However, you may not be doing everything possible to prevent slips and falls. Slips and falls can sometimes cause people to incur serious injuries, so it is important to take precautions to prevent these incidents. 

Many people at your workplace might fall because the outdoor walkways are slippery. According to, people may slip on the sidewalk or in the parking lot when ice or snow builds up on these surfaces. It is important to remove these hazards so that no one trips. If one section of a parking lot or sidewalk is continually icy, you may want to put up cones to keep people from walking there. Indoor surfaces can become slippery as well. It is a good idea to put non-skid mats in front of entrances so no one slips as they come inside. Additionally, you may want to put mats in front of the sinks in the breakroom and restrooms. 

Sometimes simple steps can help you prevent slips and falls. It is a good idea to pay attention to your surroundings so you see potential hazards early. Additionally, you may want to make sure you can always see over the objects you carry, even if this means you have to make more than one trip. Additionally, it is a good idea to make sure your shoes are appropriate for your work environment. You may want to make sure that your shoelaces are always tied. Additionally, it may be a good idea to wear shoes with a non-slip sole. 

Sometimes poor lighting can lead to slips and falls. It is a good idea to turn on the light as soon as you enter a room so you can see potential tripping hazards. Additionally, you should make sure staircases and hallways have enough lighting. Sometimes you may not be able to improve lighting in an area. In this situation, it is important to make sure that these areas remain free of clutter so that no one trips.