Employees slip, trip and fall on the job and then file workers’ compensation claims against you. Customers slip, trip and fall while visiting your facility and file negligence actions against you.
You don’t want to be involved in these types of matters. They are time consuming, expensive and mentally tiring.
One way you can reduce the probability of being involved in this type of matter is to keep your building clean and organized.
Here are a few tips:
* Keep hallways and walkways clear. Remove all obstructions. Boxes or computer parts left in these areas can cause people to trip, fall and get injured.
* Keep stairwells and steps clear. Remove all obstructions. Sweep these areas so people do not slip on twigs or leaves.
* Immediately clean up spilled liquids. Spills cause slips.
* Smooth out edges of floor mats. People trip and fall when floor mats don’t lie flat
Are you monitoring these issues in your facility? Do you spot these types of issues quickly? Do you resolve them quickly?