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Facts regarding the most common work-related accidents

One of the top five causes of workers' compensation claims in the U.S. are injuries from trips, slips and falls, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin. However, North Carolina employees and their employers can reduce these types of accidents by being aware of those factors that cause them and taking preventive measures to avoid them.

In the first place, work-related trips, slips and falls most often happen on wet, slippery and uneven floors. These dangers are compounded for those who must work outdoors in freezing weather conditions that lead to icy or snowy surfaces. In addition, it has been found that a person's balancing abilities are affected whenever that person is suffering with a head cold.

Employers and supervisors can take preventative measures by initiating a workplace safety program. Employers should educate their employees by reinforcing safety practices regarding working on dangerous work surfaces. There should be designated times that wet and soiled floors are thoroughly cleaned and dried. Businesses that tend to get heavy water buildup should have drains installed to provide for adequate drainage, as well.

Mats placed in strategic areas at the work site can reduce slips, trips and falls. There are a variety of mats specifically created to meet the needs of certain companies. Companies whose facilities tend to have slippery floor surfaces should make sure all their employees wear industrial-strength, slip-resistant shoes or boots to work each day. This type of footwear is usually waterproof and carries a thick rubber sole that grips most floor surfaces.

Workers' compensation benefits are in place to financially assist those who have received workplace injuries. Eligible employees who have been injured in an on-the-job accident may want to have the assistance of an attorney in the preparation and submission of the required claim.

Source: Car Wash, "PREVENTING WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS", Adam Strizzi, Dec. 1, 2015

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