Slips, trips, and falls in the workplace can be detrimental to your business—and have a major impact on your bottom line. Facility maintenance prevention programs may take ownership over them, but their occurrence can also be directly related to housekeeping standards.
Slips, trips and falls may be more costly than you think. According to the National Safety Council, total costs of falls are about $206 billion annually for U.S. companies.
At first glance, falls at a workplace look fairly simple. An employee slips or trips and takes a tumble. But behind that seemingly straightforward incident comes a great deal of complexity, and numerous questions. The most important question being, could the fall have been prevented?
By now, getting an MRI scan almost feels like a default option whenever an employee has pain or soreness. After all, isn’t it helpful to have that highlevel diagnostic scan to know what’s really going on in the body? Unfortunately, that’s not always true.
Although diagnostic technology like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has come a long way in the past few decades, there are still no perfect devices or techniques that come with 100 percent accuracy.
Wouldn’t it be nice if medical imaging (MRI, CT Scans, X-Rays, etc) could tell us exactly what was wrong and why we are in pain or what the treatment plan should be to have a quick fix? That would be great. But often, that is not the case. Consider something as simple as a picture of a telephone.