Falls in the workplace are far too common an occurrence. In locations across the globe, there are steps that can be taken to prevent these injuries from occurring. Understanding what the risks are at your location and addressing them head-on is key.
In food service for example, where floors might have substances spilled on them and become slippery, requiring that workers and others entering the shop floor wear shoes with slip-resistant soles can prevent a number of accidental slips and falls.
Consider an even more dangerous workplace setting such as construction where heavy machinery is being operated. Falls can happen here are as well and have catastrophic endings. Falls can occur off of ladders, scaffolds and even roofs.
According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of construction worker deaths while on the job. Over then thousand are injured from falls while on the job in this industry each year. Proper training, protective gear and understanding the role outdoor weather conditions play in safety are all critical to ensuring safety at these operations.
OSHA also encourages those in the construction industry to take responsibility for getting the word out about fall risks to their employees. Stand-Down events where dedicated time is taken to discuss the risks present in their workplaces and steps for staying safe.
Ordering the right fall protection equipment is also critical. Depending on the task, use of hard hats, harnesses and even body straps to shield a worker from injury may be the best course of action.
1st Aid Supplies offers an all-inclusive fall protection kit complete with all the equipment they need to perform their job safely. Order from 1stAidSupplies.com and provide your workers with a way to work confidently knowing they’re protected in case a fall happens.