Seeing a slip or stumble may seem ridiculous, but often causes serious injuries, and this is already a serious matter. Almost every fourth industrial accident is caused by slipping or stumbling, almost a third of them end in a fracture, and in about half of the cases disability lasts more than a month. The risk of injury from slipping and stumbling is higher in older workers, and workers who push or pull heavily are at risk. This is why you should get in contact with a Las Cruces slip and fall lawyer.
The measure of safety culture The most common cause of slippage in interior work is wet flooring and, in exterior work, slippiness caused by weather conditions, such as ice, wet leaves, a staircase wetted by rain, etc. Technically, slip means that the coefficient of adhesion between the sole of the person and the floor unexpectedly decreases, the upper part of the body does not keep up with the legs and the person falls backwards. When washing floors, it is important to designate the area to be cleaned, and for outdoor work, use appropriate means to prevent slipperiness. Slippiness is caused not only by liquids, but also, for example, solid particles associated with production, such as dust, sawdust, fibers, granules or powder, or food particles that have fallen in the kitchen. Effective exhaust ventilation and regular floor cleaning are necessary to prevent dust accumulation.
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