Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplac...

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Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace

Every workplace needs to implement safety and security policies rigorously, especially since the health and well-being of a lot of people are involved. In addition to employees, most of these places are also accessible to the public. As such, business leaders should also take average consumers into account, or their organisations can end up facing severe legal liabilities.

Of the many different workplace hazards that can affect both workers and the public, slips, trips, and falls are some of the most common. In fact, they happen so frequently that they account for about 20% of all general industry workplace injuries.

How these incidents are more dangerous at a work site

At its core, an accident involving slipping, tripping, and falling is already a threat to the safety and well-being of people. They can happen to anyone, at any given time. And while they are also a common hazard at home, they are far more dangerous when they happen at a work site. This makes sense, seeing as workers may get into such an incident while carrying and using heavy tools or handling hazardous substances.

All these then add to the increased danger of such occurrences. And while they can usually result in injuries, those that take place in work environments have a higher likelihood of causing major, disabling injuries, even fatal ones.

Actively and efficiently preventing slips, trips, and falls

Each type of worksite has specific conditions that can mean higher (or lower) risks of slipping, tripping, and falling, and it is the responsibility of leaders to assess and determine these. From here, they can then come up with safety regulations and policies that comply with Singapore’s Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA), as well as Malaysia’s Occupational Hazards and Safety Act standards.

So keep your workplace free of such dangers. Ensure that your employees can keep working productively in a safe environment, and you can expect to have stronger, better relationships with them.


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