Slip and falls could be fatal
Winter is coming! Don’t wait to prepare your property for slips and falls!
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), winter weather kills more than twice as many Americans than summer heat. Approximately 1 million Americans are injured annually because of falling on ice and snow. About 17,000 of these falls are fatal.
According to the National Safety Council, slips, trips, and falls were the third most common cause of nonfatal workplace injury in 2020 and the second most common cause of workplace fatality in the same year. While these workplace accidents can happen at any time of year, winter weather conditions add even more fall hazards and significantly increase the probability of these types of accidents.
The latest statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that in 2017, over 20,000 workplace injuries linked to ice, sleet, or snow required employees to take at least one day off work.
In 2020, ice, sleet, or snow was responsible for 41.5% of weather-related workplace fatalities. Winter conditions are incredibly dangerous for your employees, and a winter slip can rack up an average of $47,681 per workers’ compensation claim, as well as increase insurance premiums and cause a major hit to productivity.
Preparing for winter weather and preventing these accidents can have a tremendous impact on employee health, workplace safety, and the bottom line. Contact us today and plan your winter services ahead of time: 763-477-5011 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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