Lesser Workplace Accidents with Floor Safety Markings

March 16, 2010

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The work place is supposed to be a safe place for workers. The organization has the commitment and responsibility to provide the safest work environment wherein employees can perform their work and conduct the organization’s operations with as little harm to their persons as possible.

And yet, the National Safety Council revealed in 2005 that that the leading cause of work-related injuries in facilities came from falls or slips while passing on floors and ground surfaces. Book-ending these statistics are the numbers that came from the study of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). CPSC reported that there are more than 2.2 million emergency room visits by workers due to falls on stairs, ramps and floors.

For OSHA compliance, facilities therefore need to install floor safety markings to prevent any untoward floor-related workplace accidents such as these from ever occurring in facility premises.

A good facility layout should always come with the proper floor safety markings. Well-laid out floor safety markings ensure the smooth movement of goods, tools, equipments, supplies, vehicles and personnel in and out of the facility. The installation of floor safety markings also defines critical aisles and passageways in the facility, which is part of OSHA standards for well-marked and unobstructed facility passageways.

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