Are you a business owner that is concerned about the amount of slip and fall accidents that occur in your workplace? Your concern is absolutely necessary. In fact, slips, trips, and falls are responsible for nearly 100 million lost work days per year. It doesn’t take much number crunching to see how much that could affect your business. Here are a few ways to re-think they way your floors are cleaned:
1. Purchase An Industrial Floor Scrubber Machine – If your company’s warehouse is still being cleaned by a mop and bucket then that may be the root of your slip and fall problem. Old fashioned mops are not consistent on how much water they leave behind on the floors. With a walk behind floor scrubber machine the person operating it as well as the employees they are around will be safe from runaway spills or water that isn’t absorbed by a mop. Check out rental floor scrubbers in your area before you buy to see what a difference it makes.
1. Keep Employees Trained – Believe it or not, the U.S. Department of Labor says that slips, trips and falls make up the majority of industry accidents, and account for 15% of all accidental deaths per year which makes them the second-leading cause of death behind motor vehicles. For this reason and dozens of others, you should aim to keep your employees trained on proper footwear, avoiding placing obstacles in walkways, maintaining effective lighting, etc. Even though it takes time out of your employee’s day, training is of the utmost importance.
1. Make Safety A Priority – According to a study conducted by the American Society of Safety Engineers, 98% of respondents said “yes” when asked if they had observed workers not wearing safety equipment when they should have been. That is an extremely high number. Numbers like these will only lead to more accidents. As a business owner or warehouse manager you can make sure these numbers decrease for your company by making sure that safety is a priority. Provide incentives to your employees that continually ensure that safety is number one.
As you can see, there are many ways to prevent accidents in your workplace. Whether you opt to purchase a floor scrubber machine, provide monthly or quarterly training, options, make safety a priority, or all of the above, you will be doing a wonderful service for your employees. And we all know that when employees feel taken care it makes it easier for them to take care of the customer.