Workplace injuries are a significant risk for any business, and they can be incredibly costly in medical bills, workers’ compensation costs, lost productivity and increased insurance premiums. You likely have safety protocols to help prevent on-the-job accidents, but another type of injury could be just as costly.
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HOW TO HELP AVOID SLIPS AND FALLS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls claim around 12,000 lives and result in more than 30,000 disabling injuries each year. Keep in mind, those numbers don't even take into account the number of minor injuries caused by slips, trips and falls annually.
In many parts of the country, harsh rain and severe winter weather will sharply increase the risk. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, 80 percent of slips happen on wet floors. That's why it's critical to help keep walking surfaces clear and dry.