Make an effort to prevent accidents from happening
Being an employer, you can’t always prevent slips, trips, and falls in the workplace. Most of the time it feels like they are inevitable. According to OSHA they, “Constitute the majority of general industry accidents.” So while it seems like any effort to prevent these accidents would be a lost cause – think again! Just putting the word out there could make all the difference. Promoting safety at work through a meeting, e-mail, PowerPoint, or another outlet could be a great way to discuss preventing a slip, trip, or fall situation. But if one is to occur, U.S. HealthWorks occupational health company can provide the proper care needed to the employee injured.
Some ways to prevent these accidents from happening are:
- When floors are wet make sure the warning sign is there – clean and dry floors are the best!
- Put out platforms, mats, or whatever necessary on top of wet floors
- Keep aisles and passageways clear
- Make sure power cords are covered properly and are not in the way of a path
- Remove objects if in the way of an exit
- Clean up any spills as soon as they happen
- Make sure floors are even
- Promote a clutter free work zone to avoid obstructions
- Keep areas well lit – especially at night
- Tell people to wear proper shoes
Taking care of the employer and the employee
If an employee is to have a bad accident at work and possibly sprain their leg, U.S. HealthWorks has the ability to get them in quickly and provide them with immediate care. In fact, occupational healthcare companies can help you avoid a costly visit to an emergency room and make sure a doctor sees your employee quickly. As an employer, you know how important it is that your employees get quickly treated so that they can return to work as soon as possible. It is one of U.S. HealthWorks goals to make sure your employees are efficiently taken care of and can return swiftly back to work. If an accident does occur with an employee, U.S. HealthWorks will be there to make not only your employee a priority, but you as well.
Sources: Slips, Trips and Falls, http://www.osha.gov
Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls at Work, https://ohsonline.com