With most of the United States experiencing an increase in flash floods and severe storms throughout the month of May, T.W. Hicks, Inc. in Lake Dallas and San Antonio, Texas provides these helpful tips to prevent slips, trips and falls in the workplace.
The month of May has literally been on the wettest months in all of history. In Texas alone, it has rained 24 of the past 30 days for a total of over 14 inches of rain equaling to the wettest May in 117 years and the fourth wettest month of all time! It stands to reason things will be pretty wet and yucky the next couple of weeks as everything dries up. With that in mind, here are some helpful tips from T.W. Hicks, Inc. in Lake Dallas and San Antonio, Texas to prevent slips, trips and falls in the workplace.
As your premier commercial warehouse and industrial flooring specialists, T.W. Hicks, Inc. understands the best use and safety when it comes to warehouse floors. With as much rain as we've been getting, your warehouse floors can be quite hazardous in the coming weeks. Follow these helpful tips to prevent slips, trips and falls in the workplace and contact our team if you have any questions!
The U.S. Department of Labor reports slips, trips and falls as a majority of general industry accidents, accounting for near 25 percent of all reported injury claims per fiscal year and more than 95 million lost work days per year. The first step to prevent slips, trips and falls in the workplace is to create good housekeeping practices. Simply put, the poorer your housekeeping habits, the higher your chances are of slips, trips and falls.
Moreover, reducing wet and slippery surfaces will go a long way in preventing accidents in the workplace. Use moisture-absorbent mats throughout walkways and strategically place "wet floor" signs as needed. Finally, maintaining proper lighting will go a long way in preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace. Proper illumination around walkways, staircases, ramps and docking areas is a must.
For these helpful tips in preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace and other commercial warehouse flooring tips, contact our team at T.W. Hicks, Inc. today! We look forward to serving you and your industrial flooring needs!