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Saturday, October 22, 2005

Protect Your Cleaning Crew and Tenants from Slip/Fall Accidents

It is estimated that more than eight million people are injured each year by accidental slips and falls, costing thousands of dollars in emergency room and hospital costs. These are often preventable, and the responsibility lies with the employer to take every necessary precaution to protect workers.

The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) lists flooring, improper footwear, poor signage, and lack of training as the causes of workplace falls. To prevent slip/fall accidents, the responsibility lies with everyone. Employers, in particular, can protect their workers and their business by ensuring there is proper training and ample warning signs in more dangerous parts of the workplace.

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