Commercial & Industrial
Offices, Factories, Plants, Airports
Productivity in the workplace is first and foremost in making your business successful. Providing a safe environment for your workforce, as well as any visiting clients is essential in ensuring high productivity is maintained. This includes specific attention to the floors and stairways of your facilities.
Many staff are injured annually due to falls on walking and working surfaces. These injuries account for a significant percentage of lost-time injuries, and account for much pain and suffering and sometimes even death. It is important to understand how slips and falls happen; how to identify hazards and how to eliminate or minimize these hazards.
- Each year there are about 17,000 lost-time injuries due to falls in the workplace.
- 65% of falls-related injuries are from "same level".
- 80 workers are injured every day because of a fall. That's one every 20 minutes.
- An average WSIB claim is $11,771; factor in other costs such as lost productivity and staff replacement. The cost can be as much as four times more, approximately $59,000 per injury.