Companies often invest a considerable amount of time in modular, yet stable, warehouse furniture, fittings and shelving, and for a good reason. A proper layout can significantly impact productivity, safety and operations. Unfortunately, it often means warehouse floor maintenance falls by the wayside.
Trucking can be a hazardous profession for drivers – and that’s before the driver has even set foot in the cab or put the vehicle in gear. For good reason -- fleets focus much of their attention on minimizing risks on the road, but there are also risks when a driver is on his or her feet as well, due to the risk of a fall.
If you have ever slipped at work due to worn-out shoes, you know how important good footwear can be. However, even the best shoes wear out, so it is important to replace them before they become a hazard in the workplace. But when, precisely, is that?
Slips, trips, and falls are a leading cause of work-related injuries.
Protective footwear used by employees can play a big role in preventing costly and dangerous slips, trips and falls. But not all footwear protects wearers equally. Make sure your workers wear the proper protective boots for their unique environment.
The year has come full circle as we begin to enter winter months once again. Soon enough, businesses will reflect on the year’s accomplishments and potential areas for improvement. One area safety and operations leaders can master this season is workplace safety, as they find themselves shifting focus from summertime hazards to the risks brought on by harsh winter conditions.
The Walk Zone Safety Report could be a good resource for your next training session on walking-working surface safety. Many organizations underestimate floor safety risks and are unaware of high-risk walk zones in their buildings, according to a survey conducted by New Pig.
It's easy to think that a slip or fall won't happen to you, your employees or your loved ones. But the statistics aren't favorable to anyone. That's why we echo OSHA's recent improvements to the "Walking and Working Surface Rule" and call for increased prevention of slip, trip, and fall injuries.