Avoiding Workplace Accidents
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
You’re probably not going to cry over a little spilled paint, but will you or someone else in the shop literally take the fall for a co- worker’s carelessness?
In the shop environment, slips, trips and falls seem inevitable. The list of situations that can cause injuries is long: spilled paint, oil and grease; polished floors; loose matting and uneven walking surfaces; cluttered walkways and large equipment; electrical cords and air hoses; and ladders, scaffolding and stairways.
Because slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of workplace accidents, OSHA addresses general housekeeping as well as keeping aisles and passageways clear and free of hazards in its standards (29 CFR 1910.22[a] and [b]).
The good news, though, is that shops can prevent many of these situations, along with the associated injuries that increase workers’ compensation costs and employee absences. If you walk around the shop and look with a critical eye, you can start reducing accidents today with some serious attention to detail.
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