How to Avoid Slip and Fall Accidents at Work

In Uncategorized by Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, Attorneys at Law

Work Injury Lawyer

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of accidents that occur in the workplace. From offices to construction sites, slip and falls can happen in just about any work environment. These accidents can result in various injuries, including broken bones and head injuries, and cause workers to take time off from work. However, employers and workers can do their part to minimize slip and fall accidents at work.

Clean Up Spills Immediately

From water to milk spills, liquid spills in the workplace occur all the time. If these spills aren’t cleaned up properly, unsuspecting workers can walk over them and slip. Therefore, it’s important for employers and workers to do their part in cleaning up liquid spills as soon as possible. 

Don’t Leave Clutter on the Floors

Clutter on the floors doesn’t just make a workplace look unkempt. It can also increase the risk of slip and fall accidents. If employees are walking through the workplace and not paying attention to their surroundings, they may trip over a box or other item on the floor. It’s up to everyone at work to remove clutter, especially from aisles and doorways.

Use Safety Signs

Whether employees or outside cleaning companies mop the floors in a business, they must put up wet floor signs afterward. However, sometimes they may forget to do this, especially if no one else is around. Unfortunately, this can increase slip and fall accidents. 

Wear the Proper Footwear

One of the most effective ways to prevent slip and fall accidents in the workplace is to wear the right footwear. However, some workers neglect to do this. It’s important for workers to wear shoes with rubber soles, especially if they work in the construction or industrial field.

Ensure There Is Good Lighting

Workers must be able to see where they are going to avoid slip and fall accidents. If the lighting is poor, they may have trouble seeing clearly and may suffer a fall. When lights burn out, employees should notify their supervisor immediately. 

Stay Alert

Some workers suffer slip and fall accidents just because they’re not paying attention to where they’re going. To avoid these accidents, workers should always remain alert and avoid distractions, like cell phones, when walking.

If you suffered a slip and fall accident at work, contact a work injury lawyer, like one from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C.