According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 700 fatalities caused by slips, trips and falls each year in the United States. Given these alarmingly high numbers, it’s clear that organizations need to put more focus in and dedicate more resources towards developing and executing walking-working surface programs.
Leveraging Health and Safety Expertise to Improve Walking-Working Surface Programs
Turning theory into practice, Scott Gaddis, Vice President, Global Practice Leader, Safety and Health at Intelex Technologies Inc., shares his recommendations around developing solid walking-working surfaces programs. By accessing our ‘Walking-Working Surfaces and Pedestrian Safety Checklist,’ you will learn:
The key categories within surface inspections that have key action items and controls: surface composition, surface condition, surface obstructions, surface separation and surface illumination.
Specific actions and accountabilities that people managers must follow and be responsible for (e.g. near miss and accident reporting reviews, effective training around slip and trip hazards).
The key items to inspect and the key differences between indoor surface conditions and outdoor surface conditions.
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