Preventing Harm: Slips, Trips and Falls
It’s not uncommon to hear about a recent slip, trip or fall due to wet floors and clutter in the workplace. This can result in anything from a minor bruise to a serious injury. Due to the nature of their jobs, professionals working in real estate and property management are particularly liable with these hazardous risks and should follow safety guidelines closely to prevent harm from happening.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, these types of incidents account for the majority of general industry accidents. To ensure you’re keeping employees, tenants and visitors safe, follow these Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) solutions:
- Keep floors clean and dry.
- Set out warning signs in any wet floor area.
- Maintain proper drainage and provide dry standing places in areas where water is more prevalent.
- Keep work areas sanitary and orderly.
- Keep aisles and passageways in good repair and provide floor plugs to keep cords out of pathways.
- Don’t obstruct exits – they must remain clear at all times.
OSHA provides additional recommendations to prevent any slip, trips or falls from occurring. Follow these guidelines to avoid further harm due to wet floors, spillage or too much clutter in the future.
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