Each year, the National Safety Council (NSC) designates June as National Safety Month to help bring awareness to the importance of ensuring safety in the workplace. This year, MedSafe is highlighting fall prevention and tips for reducing falls in the workplace.
Slips, trips and falls are among the leading causes of workplace injuries and death. In 2020, 805 workers died in falls, and 211,640 were injured badly enough to require days off of work. Fall injuries frequently result in disabling injuries that impact an employee's ability to do their job, often resulting in lost workdays and reduced productivity. Work-related fall injuries also create a considerable financial burden from medical costs to worker's compensation; the costs are estimated to be $70 billion annually in the United States.
Fall Prevention Tips
The good news is that most falls are preventable. There are many proactive steps employers can take to lower the risk of injury in the workplace.
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