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Prevent Slips and Falls: Important Safety Measures

Prevent Slips and Falls: Important Safety Measures

Matt Nieszczur
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On today’s episode, we’re going to be covering keeping both feet on the ground.

Many of our messages are simple and to the point. As I’ve mentioned in past episodes, many of the messages we deliver on this podcast come from experiences in facilities and in life.

Our message today is one from life, but certainly one that happens in facilities all the time, and that’s slipping. Our son plays high school football. This time of the year in Ohio, it’s not out of the ordinary for there to be rain, snow, and ice present. But for what I’m about to mention, just being damp is enough. Enough for what? Enough to make metal bleachers become incredibly slippery to walk on. Before finding a seat this week, I almost wiped out twice in just a couple of minutes. At the same game, there were kids running and sliding on the bleachers (“Risky Business” Style) too.

A month or so ago, I mentioned that we’ve covered this topic before, and that we’d cover it again. This situation is no different. It’s just that important! I mentioned the following items as potential ways to cut down incidents:

  • If you’re in an area with regular rain, snow, or ice, stamp and wipe your shoes/boots off at entrances.

  • Have mats or fans at entrances and areas that get slick.

  • Make sure there are floor markings and/or signs alerting staff that areas are slick.

  • Use floor markings and signs with non-slip properties. Anything that has a grip to it is ideal.

  • Have maintenance regularly mop slick areas.

  • And one of the most important tips of all: If you see an area is wet or slick, alert the proper people and do one or several of the before mentioned tips.

Something I neglected to mention that should be common sense but isn’t is not taking chances or participating in horseplay. Much like the above-mentioned kids purposely sliding, even though it’s a movie reference, it is Risky BusinessIf you know an area is one where slips and falls are possible, work with maintenance and management to remedy the situation as thoroughly as possible. Although it might take you back to your youth or look fun, never try to slide or take part in any horseplay while at work. Your safety and the safety of your co-workers should never slip your mind!

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