Step into Safety

There were 2,066 fatal injuries from transportation incidents in 2022, a 4.2- percent increase from 1,982 in 2021. (21.4 percent of total fatalities), up from 1,140 in 2021. Transportation incidents were the highest cause of fatalities for this age group (455), followed by falls,251).

Simple and Effective Measures to Prevent Slips and Falls

Slips and falls are among the leading causes of injuries, but they can easily be prevented by taking a few precautionary measures. Here are some steps to ensure safety:

  1. Create Good Housekeeping Practices—Plan ahead and know what needs to be done and who is going to be doing what in particular work areas, assign responsibilities, and implement a program that establishes good housekeeping procedures as part of daily routine as part of daily routines.
  2. Reduce Wet or Slippery Surfaces–Traction on outdoor surfaces can change considerably when weather conditions change. Such conditions can then affect indoor surfaces as moisture is tracked in by pedestrian traffic. Traction control procedures should be constantly monitormaed for their effectiveness.
  3. Wear Proper Shoes—The shoes employees wear can play a big part in preventing falls. Employees should be expected to wear footwear that is appropriate for the duties they perform. Make sure they are wearing the right equipment for weather conditions.
  4. Control Individual Behavior—Employees should make all efforts to stay alert and pay attention to their actions and their surroundings. Taking shortcuts, not watching where one is going, using a cell phone, carrying materials which obstructs the vision, wearing sunglasses in low-light areas, not using designated walkways and speed are common elements in many on-the-job injuries.

Remember, prevention is always better than cure. By following these simple steps, we can significantly reduce the risk of slips and falls, ensuring a safer environment for all.

Charter Partners Risk Management Division can provide guidance and assistance in developing your Injury Prevention Program. We are here to support you and our community.

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