In the American workplace, slip, trip, and fall accidents account for approximately 300,000 disabling injuries per year.
Slips and falls can occur anytime and anywhere. Keep these basic precautions in mind – at work and at home – to help keep you, your co-workers, and your family injury free.
Report all accidents, with or without injury, and any near misses to a manager. Don’t assume management knows an unsafe situation exists. It’s everyone’s responsibility to create a safe work environment.
What ideas do you have to improve safety?
Injuries from slips, trips, and falls are one of the most frequently filed and severe types of claims submitted by Pinnacol Assurance’s policyholders. Establishing and enforcing policies that address housekeeping and behaviors can significantly reduce the number of injuries in your workplace.
Here are some policies designed to prevent slips, trips, and falls in the workplace: