BACK TO YOU: DON HURST
November is Fall Prevention Month, dedicated to reducing falls and the injuries that result. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian older adults and are a serious issue in the workplace.
Fall protection generally refers to all of the controls and the process used to lessen the impact and severity of a potential fall should it occur.
Some tips for preventing falls in the workplace include:
- Create a safe and clean work space
- Conduct regular risk assessments
- Train your employees on how to properly use their tools, equipment and machinery
- Clean up your site daily
For more information, visit https://www.fallpreventionmonth.ca/