Slips, trips and falls account for a number of workplace injuries in Montana. Common causes run the gamut from exposed tripping hazards like cords, to a lack of snow removal in winter, to using ladders inappropriately. Common injuries include bruises, broken bones and debilitating back injuries. Fortunately, slip, trip and fall hazards all have one thing in common — they are easy to mitigate.
Mitigation begins by identifying likely hazards, such as loose stair treads, broken equipment, blocked aisles and improper clean up. Next, have your safety committee address each one thoroughly in a planned fashion. Finally, embrace a culture of safety where people look for issues and report them before they cause injury. Prevention is about understanding and a willingness to mitigate issues, and it can be helpful to have an objective eye.
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