Does your warehouse promote a culture of safety? It’s easy to be moving in a fast-paced environment and suddenly finding yourself slipping and falling. Whether it’s due to a raised item like loose inventory or a slippery floor from foot traffic, falling on the job remains a very real concern.
MSDS Online reports that slips, trips and falls are one of the top reasons for injury in the workplace. However, if you’re able to put the right safety processes and prevention in place, then you can reduce the number of injured employees. The news provider suggests using lighting to draw one’s attention to the path ahead, so they can be on the lookout for any potential fall hazards.
Another way to help reduce the chances of someone falling while on the job is to make sure the floor has enough traction. Typically, warehouses have cement floors, which sometimes can get slippery due to a spill or heavy foot traffic.
Anti-fatigue mats are a great way to prevent this, as the rubber is not only easy to clean spills but also provides extra traction. Safety and Health Magazine recommends installing flooring with more grips to help reduce the chances of falling in the workplace.
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