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Slip & Fall Dangers in Springtime

Inherent Springtime Hazards

Spring is a wonderful time of year, heartily welcomed after the long winter months. The snow and ice are melting, the trees are beginning to bud, and the lengthening days remind us that summer will soon return. Despite all the fabulous things about spring, there is also an increased risk of slip and fall accidents associated with dangerous and slippery surface conditions.

Workplace Precautions

Falls are one of the most common causes of injury. In addition to implementing standard precautionary measures to prevent falls in the workplace and on the jobsite, extra care must be exercised during the spring months.

If you are in charge of a construction crew, it is imperative to know the ground conditions. Extreme temperature variations mean that ground that was frozen on Friday may be thawed on Monday. Melting snow can cause small streams of water to flow in unpredictable directions, turning a once solid footing into mud and muck. Crew supervisors should ensure everyone understands the dangers of placing equipment on unsteady ground or operating power tools while standing in the mud.

Consistent spring rains bring to light another workplace hazard—slippery floors. Whether you own a modest print shop or operate a massive factory, there is good chance cement floors are part of your work environment. These surfaces are especially dangerous during the rainy months when employees are entering the premises with wet shoes or boots. Purchasing enough large, high-quality floor mats to place inside every entrance will help prevent these avoidable injuries.

Proper Precautions All Year Round

When you want to keep your business running smoothly, and productivity up all year long, consult with us at Safety Meeting Outlines. We can help you eliminate costly workplace accidents, improving your safety record and saving you money. We provide employers in the manufacturing and construction industries with the educational tools necessary to improve workplace safety. Visit our website to learn more about our products or to order online.

Safety Meeting Outlines provides employers in the construction and manufacturing industries with educational tools to keep the workplace safe. Visit our website to learn more about our products or to order online.

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