Preventing falls should be a workplace priority

Extra traction can help prevent falls.

Extra traction can help prevent falls.

Working in a warehouse means everyone is running around and trying to keep productivity strong. But in all that rushing, employees could actually risk hindering productivity by injuring themselves. It’s critical that managers put safety precautions in place to ensure that injuries on the job are as limited as possible. Using anti-fatigue mats not only provide an extra layer of comfort to the concrete floor, but they also provide traction that could prevent a person from slipping on the job.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are prevalent in the workplace, with more than 260,000 employees having to miss at least one day of work due to an injury from a fall. It’s not only a burden to the worker for having to recuperate from the injury, but it can also weigh on your company’s resources. The source reports that costs for these injuries account for up to $70 billion in the U.S. on an annual basis. This is why it’s in your business’s best interest to keep falls to a minimum.

In addition to the anti-fatigue mats, there are other accommodations you can do. Safety + Health Magazine recommends making sure all areas are well-lit, so people can avoid tripping hazards. Additionally, cover any cables that may be on a walkway.

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