Safety Management at Work: Slips, Trips, and Falls

Working at height equipment. Fall arrestor device for worker with hooks for safety body harness

Slips and falls occur every day in the workplace. These types of injuries and their recurrence can be minimized through proper safety knowledge and attitudes. There are various ways to suffer slips and falls while working. You can slip and lose your balance, you can trip over objects left in your walkway, or you can simply fall from an elevated position above the ground. 

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slips, trips, and falls cause extensive workplace injuries, totaling almost $70 billion per year in worker's compensation claims. Staying in compliance with OSHA standards can prevent slips, trips, and falls and save your company money on productivity, legal action, and employee injuries.

Common causes of slips, trips, and falls include:

  • Floor contamination

  • Lighting inadequacies

  • Weather conditions

  • Stairs

  • Step stools and ladders

  • Unprotected edges

Stay on Top of Chemical Container Labeling

Toxic and flammable label on barrels, chemicals, container label

Safety compliance is a significant issue for many organizations. Especially in today's constantly changing world, you don't want your business to be impacted by surprises like compliance issues or consequences.

Luckily, you can work with the team at Northwest Safety and Risk Management to address various safety compliance types like chemical labeling, which we will discuss more in-depth here.

Why OSHA Training is Essential in Construction

OSHA supervisor overlooking the construction of a tower crane

If you are starting out in construction or a few years in, OSHA training is an essential part of the job. The OSHA 10 and 30-hour training sessions for different experience levels will explain OSHA requirements and regulations for new employees at the 10-hour level and more experienced supervisors and managers at the 30-hour level. OSHA also educates teams about a worker's right to a safe work environment.

Are you wondering if these courses are right for you or how to make them work for you? Read more here, and check out available classes at Northwest Safety and Risk Services.


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