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.
When considering OSHA regulations, it’s helpful to know the top 10 standards for compliance. Here’s a quick cheat sheet that provides a fast overview:
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?