May 14, 2019
Did you know that over one million Americans suffer an injury caused by a slip, trip or fall each year? Well over 60% of injuries within the services, wholesale and retail trade industries resulted from same-level falls. Slips, trips and fall injuries make up almost 20 percent of all job related injuries so it’s vital that your workplace is safe and that you have a comprehensive insurance policy that covers you and your company.
While falls can occur from large construction equipment, the majority are caused by more mundane issues like wet floors, uneven flooring and bumpy carpets or rugs. As an employer, checking your office or warehouse space for tripping hazards should be routine. On rainy days, are there adequate mats for employees to dry off their shoes? Is your carpet worn in spots, making it uneven? These may seem like small details, but the injuries caused by slips, trips and falls cost employers nearly $40,000 per incident. Your Valeri Agency specialist will work with you to help ensure that your liability coverage meets your specific needs.
What can you do to prevent falls and trips from occurring in the first place? Adequate lighting, signage and organization are three key pieces to creating and maintaining a safe, healthy workplace.