October 20, 2020
As it gets colder and the winter settles in, the number of slips and falls increases. Although everyone should take precautions to prevent winter slips and falls, employers need to be particularly aware of the dangers and prevention strategies for avoiding these sorts of accidents. Winter slips and falls are especially damaging for employers since these can result in increased downtime, more sick days, higher healthcare costs and workman’s comp, as well as overall reduced efficiency and profitd. The situation is especially acute in Canada and the Northern United States where the winter months are cold and icy - business owners in these regions need to be aware of the dangers caused by slippery surfaces and need to take preventive action.
Follow these simple precautionary tips to help prevent injuries from slips and falls in the workplace this winter:
Basic winter safety guidelines:
Create a fall prevention program:
Train employees to:
To reach your employees with creative solutions on safety habits, train your employees to take precautions when working on the job. Create workshops to give your employees practical knowledge on how to respond to slip accidents. Also make it mandatory to use anti-slip ice grippers when working on the work to prevent slips and falls on icy surfaces – it’s small investment that will surely have a big impact on winter safety.