Taking steps to limit fall-related workplace accidents

| May 10, 2021 | Workplace Accidents

Certain types of safety hazards may exist in virtually all workplace environments and addressing these risks could prove integral to promoting safety. One of the most common causes of workplace accidents continues to involve fall-related incidents. While understanding how such incidents occur and the steps to take to reduce the odds of an unfortunate scenario may be imperative, such endeavors could also prove challenging at times.

Research suggests that there are a variety of steps to take that may help mitigate fall-related hazards in the workplace, some of which may include:

  • Know the causes: Knowing some common causes of workplace falls such as slippery or uneven surfaces could be integral to understanding how best to address safety concerns.
  • Areas of concern: Certain areas of the workplace may also be inherently more hazardous than others and finding ways to improve safety in dangerous areas could prove essential.
  • Hazards of clutter: Loose cords and boxes are two examples of types of clutter that may only act to increase the risks of fall-related incidents and keeping floors clear of clutter could be integral to reducing the odds of a serious accident.
  • Signs and lighting: Placing signs in areas with fall risks and ensuring that there is adequate lighting in all areas could also help mitigate similar concerns.

With tasks that require workers to operate at heights, addressing safety procedures regarding the use of ladders, and stools could also prove integral to preventing a dangerous incident.

Individuals who suffer injuries in fall-related workplace accidents may experience various challenges during the recovery period. Following the incident, those who wish to know more about their available options for financial aid could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney for guidance on the next steps to take. An attorney can examine the incident and work with a client in North Carolina in creating a strategy to seek the full amount of compensation achievable through every available source.