S3 Ep141: Warehouse Safety Tips | Episode 141 | Avoiding Slips And Falls

Avoiding Slips And Falls

In today's podcast, we'll talk about protecting your facility from slips and falls.

So stay tuned.

You can find the show notes to each episode, links to the information mentioned on the podcast, the social media platforms we're on, and anything else related to the podcast at WarehouseSafetyTips.com.

If you're a seasoned Podcast Listener, this podcast will be different from most you listen to.  It's based around exactly what the name implies - Warehouse Safety Tips.  And since the people in that industry are busy - we know time is money, so each episode will be as short and to the point as possible.

And now that all that is out of the way - let's get to the Podcast!

Avoiding Slips And Falls

Have you ever heard the Chinese Proverb, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”? It means that if you want success and growth in the future, the best time to act is now.

So how does it apply to safety and our message for today?

Although we're not even done with Summer yet (In the United States), Fall and Winter are right around the corner.  And with those seasons come wet leaves, ice, snow, and all sorts of slick elements not usually present.

Add the usual spills and leaks from machines/vehicles in the workplace to the mix - and you have all sorts of potentially hazardous conditions.

Slips and falls account for hundreds of fatalities, THOUSANDS of missed days, and OSHA Violations.

As with most unsafe situations in the workplace – most of these situations could have been avoided.

Here are just a few ways you can help prevent slips from happening - and get ahead of potential situations.

- Encourage staff to wipe off and stamp their feet before entering your facility during rainy or snowy days.
- Make sure you have anti-slip tape, gritty surfaces, and mats in problem areas.
- Repair machines/vehicles that leak.  And if you can't stop leaks - contain them with proper spill containment products.
- Encourage staff to alert maintenance as soon as a wet area is discovered.
- Regularly mop wet areas and put out signs/cones indicating the situation.
- Make sure staff wears slip-resistant footwear wherever applicable.

These are just a few tips to make you aware - but if followed, should be a great start toward avoiding slips and falls at your facility.

We look forward to seeing you next week for another Warehouse Safety Tips.

Until then, have a great week and STAY SAFE!

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If you visit WarehouseSafetyTips.com - you'll find the Show Notes for this episode.  

Thank you for listening to Warehouse Safety Tips - and have a SAFE day!
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