Happy first day of fall! Speaking of fall, here is how to prevent falls in the workplace.
Falls remain the leading cause of work-related deaths in construction, accounting for one-third of all on-the-job deaths in the industry. Employers can set aside time on the job to reinforce the knowledge, training, and resources that are available for creating safer workplaces and preventing fatalities and injuries related to falls. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
In Alaska, it is reported that falls, slips, and trips were the second-most common fatal events, with 16% in 2021, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while it is also reported that falls ranked third leading cause of workplace injuries with a 21.7% injury rate per 10,000 full-time workers in the U.S (National Safety Council).
In a split second, an accident may occur from a fall. But fortunately, it can be prevented. Here are ways employers can prevent fall injuries in the workplace:
- Comprehensive training and education are provided to employees on fall hazards and safety procedures.
- Regular safety inspections in the workplace to identify potential hazards.
- Provide correct personal protective equipment (PPE) to your workers.
- Visible safety hazard signage to communicate potential hazards or obstacles in the workplace.
- Maintain physical and occupational health services for your employees and conduct regular medical examinations, screenings, and assessments to detect early signs of work-related illnesses or conditions.
We understand that workplace safety is essential for the well-being of both employees and employers. We offer a range of services, including pre-employment screenings, drug and alcohol testing, physical exams, and wellness programs.
When proper safety training and awareness are conducted in the workplace, understanding and addressing the types of situations and conditions can proactively prevent incidents and injuries and create a safer work environment.
That’s why we’re committed to delivering the highest quality occupational health services to ensure that businesses can operate safely, effectively, and efficiently.
Contact us today or visit our Occupational Health page here to get started on a plan that’s right for you.