Survey Your Crime Scene for Hazards
By using a common sense approach and following some simple key steps we can avoid the major causes of slips and falls. As in other safety programs, employee participation and vigilance are key to success. This is especially important with trips, slips, and falls as the hazards are dynamic, i.e. constantly changing, so it is imperative that employees observe and take preventative action during their day to day activities.
The first thing to do is take the time to survey your crime scene or work location and try to identify potential problem areas. Once these trouble zones are spotted, you can evaluate fixes or different control measures. Also, it is a simple matter and a very good idea to perform scene inspections at regular intervals, maintaining, repairing, revising, and replacing controls as needed.