Monday, February 27, 2012

Avoiding Falls in The Workplace

In 2009, 605 workers lost their lives and another 212,760 were seriously injured by falls while on the job. Falls are a persistent hazard found in all occupational settings, they can occur in acts as simple as walking or climbing a ladder. And yet, studies have shown that 99% of these tragedies could have been prevented with better safety procedures, including the use of supplies that help eliminate slips and falls.

A safe workplace benefits everyone from the worker to the employer. A small investment in simple but vital safety products can save billions.  Workers’ compensation and medical costs associated with occupational fall incidents have been estimated at approximately $70 billion annually in the United Sates.  More importantly, these safety precautions will spare workers and their families the unnecessary suffering of preventable injury and death.

Building cleaning and maintenance is one of the industries with the highest counts of injuries resulting from falls. Circumstances associated with falls in the workplace frequently involve slippery, cluttered, or unstable walking/working surfaces.

Stamar provides janitorial supplies that can prevent the circumstances that cause these falls to happen.  Our fast-acting, anti-caking Ice Melter is particularly useful in these icy winter months to reduce slippery weather-related hazards on walkways and parking lots.  We also offer Oil Dry, a quick and easy means to absorb oil and other liquids to prevent slips.  Our Wet Floor Signs, will alert people of potential slippery areas and our high-quality cleaning tools such as mops, bucket/wringers and sweeping compounds assure quick and thorough clean-up so that you can be confident that your building is a safe place for everyone.

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