How to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace
The number of injuries due to falling accidents is alarming and T.W. Hicks, Inc. in Dallas, Texas has some tips for you to reduce hazards and prevent slips, trips and falls in the workplace.
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The statistics show that well over half of slips, trips and falls in the workplace happen on the same-level surface and T.W. Hicks, Inc. has some simple but safe solutions to prevent these unfortunate accidents happening at your workplace. By simple definition, slips on level surfaces happen when there’s not enough friction or traction between your footwear and the surface you’re walking on. Common causes include wet or oily surfaces due to occasional spills, weather hazards, loose or unanchored rugs or mats, or even varying degrees of traction throughout the flooring.
Likewise, by simple definition, trips most often occur when your foot hits an object and you lose your walking balance. Common causes include obstructed views, poor lighting, cluttered walkways, uneven walking surfaces or wrinkled carpeting. Of course all of these are unintended but your company can adhere to some simple housekeeping tips to prevent more slips, trips and falls from happening.
The simple solutions include immediately cleaning all spills, marking spills or wet areas with slip-hazard signs, keeping walkways free of clutter, securing mats, rugs and carpets and keeping walkways well lit. Advanced flooring solutions can be provided by T.W. Hicks, Inc. including resurfacing and recoating the walking surfaces in your facility with abrasive-filled paint-on coating and metal or synthetic decking. Any of these efforts will improve the safety and well-being of your employees and reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls.
T.W. Hicks, Inc., located in Lake Dallas just north of Downtown Dallas, is your go-to commercial flooring company. We hope these simple tips will help improve the safety of your working environment and welcome any questions you might have moving forward!