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Slips, Trips, & Falls – Oh My!

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July 22, 2017

Falls are a hazard that are found in almost any work setting. From ladders to wet floors, there are risks lurking all around the work place. According to the National Safety Council, 25,000 slip/fall accidents happen in the United States every day. What could this mean to your organization?

 

  • You could end up having one of the 22% of incidents that resulted in an employee missing more than 31 days of work.
  • Maybe your organization will have one of the falls that accounts for 16% of all Workers’ Compensation claims and 26% of all costs.
  • One of the 85% of Workers’ Compensation claims that are attributed to employees slipping on slick floors could happen at your work place.
  • Or on an even more serious note, one of your workers could account for one of the 600 occupational fatalities that occur every year.

 

So what can you do about this? How can you create a work environment that limits your exposure to these risks? We put together a helpful infographic below with some suggestions for how to reduce your liability risks. Another important step is to put together a risk management plan that includes proper procedures and safety training.

Even the most thorough risk management plans may not completely prevent an accident from happening, but with vigilant efforts and the appropriate insurance coverage, you can prevent a damaging lawsuit that could be the demise of your organization. Contact your CalNonprofits Insurance Services account manager to ensure you have the proper coverage and to put together your risk management plan today.

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