Slips and falls are some of the leading causes of workplace injury suits. They cost companies millions of dollars each year. The costs, which include lost work time, lost productivity, lost production, training of new employees, workers’ compensation claims, as well as many other expenses, quickly add up.
Through the past two blog posts, you have learned about the first two elements of creating a safety program. The first element, dealing with management, leadership, and employee involvement, is very important when it comes to organizing, implementing, and successfully executing your plan. The second element deals with worksite analysis and explains how often you should conduct an analysis. Analysis should be used to identify and eliminate existing and potential hazards. Today, we are going to go in depth about hazard prevention and control, and the next blog post will explain the fourth and final element: safety and health training education.