Preventing slips, trips and falls
Today’s world is plagued with slips, trips and falls. Businesses are required to be prepared for anything. Each year, roughly 130 million visits are recorded to the emergency room. Over one million of those visits are due to simple slips or falls. Slips and falls are the leading cause for death in the workplace and over 57% of workplace disabling injuries. Accidents like these are easily preventable. Awareness and clean-up kits are two of the smartest techniques to prevent slips, trips, and falls. With EnviroMet’s universal absorbent pads and socks, cleaning up a spill or mess that causes a potential slip risk is as easy as pie.
These accidents affect the injured person. Also, most cases involving an injury due to slipping or falling in a workplace result in huge losses from the employer. The average cost for a slip, trip, or fall accident is nearly $23,000. A good amount of businesses think they save money by neglecting proper clean-up supplies, but end up paying much more than initially intended on cases like these. Instead, one could spend a fraction of the cost in buying EnviroMet universal pads and socks.
No prevention can lead to lawsuits
Although cleaning up messes like these with EnviroMet’s products protect the workers, let us not forget about the daily shopper. On August 11, a local shopper slipped in a Sandy Safeway store. She is suing the store $280,000. Slip, trips and falls occur all too often and can be prevented simply. Preventing slips, trips and falls consists of a few things
- Acquiring the EnviroMet socks or pads from a readily available clean-up area
- Laying down the socks around the spill to contain the spread
- Laying the pads on top to soak up the spill
- Properly disposing of them.
Easy as pie.
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