The vast majority of workplace accidents are a result of slips, trips, and falls. Take these easy steps to quickly (and easily) reduce the number of hazards at your workplace:
Practice Good Housekeeping
Clean up tripping hazards, such as scrap materials, or any spills immediately.
Use Good Lighting
Good visibility decreases the odds of slipping, tripping or falling.
Wear Proper Footwear
Suitable footwear (with appropriate coverage and traction) can make you safer on the work site.
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Prior to working, take the time to survey your surroundings. Take note of potential hazards such as slippery or uneven terrain.
Get rid of any uncovered cables and ensure that mats do not upturn or slide.
Counteract Weather Hazards
Use ice-melters or salt to create traction on ice.
If there’s a handrail or a guardrail, use it!