When employees are coming in and out of the office during peak hours, things can get messy quickly, particularly in the winter. The weather outside can cause problems indoors, and managers need to be prepared by taking all of the necessary precautions to reduce falls.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, slips in the workplace can lead to a decreased productivity and loss of business. Additionally, falls are the second deadliest accidental deaths, behind motor vehicle accidents. Managers will want to make reducing falls in the workplace a priority.
You’ll want to make sure that the floors are slip-resistant, which will require some new purchases. Buying entrance mats and setting them up in heavy-traffic areas is a great way to reduce the risk of a slip. No matter what kind of winter moisture people are tracking in, the entry mats will absorb it, minimizing the chances of the water making its way to the slippery floor.
Sometimes, reducing slips can be a team effort. Mass General reports that it created a committee to enact precautionary measures in reducing slips. Among the changes they made were using cord covers to reduce the instances of tripping and bringing in umbrella bags to keep moisture from being tracked in from something other than shoes.
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