When Punxsutawney Phil popped his head out of his groundhog hole and saw his shadow, he predicted one thing: more winter. Six more weeks of winter to be exact: six more weeks of frigid temperatures, six more weeks of snow, and six more weeks of sloppy, slushy, and slippery conditions. And while motorists are worried about slipping and sliding all over the road, business owners, like you, are more concerned with employees and customers slipping and falling in your building.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over one million Americas suffer a fall-related injury every year.
Slip and Fall Injuries in the Workplace
As we explained in one of our previous blog posts, “Preventing Slip and Fall Injuries with Mat and Mop Rental,” slips and falls are the leading cause of death and injury in the work place. Slip and fall injuries can include, but are not limited to, broken bones, strained muscles, twisted/dislocated joints, head injuries, and spinal damage. These types of injuries are also a very real liability for business and property owners, putting you at risk for expensive lawsuits. This is why it is important to do everything you can to prevent slip and fall injuries in the workplace.
One of the best ways to prevent such injuries is through the use of mats in entryways. This helps buffer moisture that would otherwise be tracked into your building, increasing the risk of a slip and fall injury.
Another effective way to minimize the risk of slip and fall injuries in the workplace is to be proactive. This means mopping up water or other liquids which could pose a threat to your employees and customers. And when you are done mopping, be sure to display the proper signage, alerting others of the potential slip and fall hazard.
Mat and Mop Rental from Lord Baltimore Uniform
Lord Baltimore Uniform, the company you trust with your uniform rental services, also offers a full line of walk off mats, wet mops, and dust mops for rent. We are driven to provide responsive, attentive, professional customer service.
For more information on the benefits of mat rental, please read our previous blog on the subject, “Mat Rental can save you Money and Reduce Slip and Fall Injuries.”
If you have any questions about Preventing Slip and Fall Injuries in the Workplace or Mat and Mop Rental from Lord Baltimore Uniform, please contact Joe Bateman at 800-292-1224 or visit LordBaltimoreUniform.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.
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