Slips, Trips and Falls: Workplace Safety
National Safety Month
Slips, Trips, and Falls
This week we will be discussing slip trips and falls to end National Safety Month. Slips, trips, and falls were the second leading cause of workplace death and the third leading cause of workplace injuries resulting in days away from work in 2020 – a real safety threat.
Falls can happen anywhere. Whether it’s working at heights or tripping on the same level, you always need to keep your eyes out for hazards. Overall, having a better understanding of the data can help you prevent needless injuries.
Visit injuryfacts.nsc.org to get additional detail on slips, trips, and falls.
ABR Safety Tip for Injury Prevention: Be Aware of Your Surroundings
To conclude, we will leave you with an ABR safety tip! Every job site has hazards. Stay safe by being aware of your surroundings. Common factors with slips, trips, and falls are slippery floors or poor lighting. These factors are often associated with construction and manufacturing sites but falls can happen in an office from things such as tripping over a box or slipping on a newly mopped floor.
Dave Unmacht, Senior Risk Specialist at ABR Employment Services, closely monitors and updates ABR staff on safe workplace operations. As your manufacturing workforce solutions partner, we have a dual responsibility to ensure the health and safety of all worksite employees, temporary and permanent staff alike. If you have any questions, please contact your ABR Representative.