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Floors can be a safety risk at your place of employment

Regardless of where you work, it goes without saying that you walk around throughout the day. Maybe you find yourself going from your office to the printing room time after time. Or maybe you realize that you're always beating a path up and down the stairs.

While this may be a big part of your day, there's something to remember: Floors can be a safety risk at times. The floors that you walk on are not always as safe as they could be. So, if you're not paying attention to what you're doing, it could result in a slip and fall.

Here are some of the many floor-related safety hazards to keep in mind:

  • Failing to provide a warning that floors are wet or are in the process of being cleaned
  • Failing to use barriers to close off dangerous or wet sections of flooring from foot traffic
  • Using too much wax or polish, thus making the floors slippery
  • Treating one part of the floor with a wax or polish, but not another
  • Using any type of floor treatment on steps or sloping floors
  • Failing to use the proper non-skid treatments
  • Torn or worn carpeting or rugs
  • Curling carpeting or rugs
  • Debris caught in flooring

It's not easy to watch every step you take. In fact, it's not even realistic. There will be times when the only thing you're thinking about is making your way to your destination as quickly as possible.

If you suffer a slip-and-fall injury at your place of employment, stay where you are and wait for someone to help. Also, make sure you report the incident to your employer, as this can help others avoid a similar disaster.

Once you receive treatment and learn more about the long-term impact of your injuries, find out if you can file a claim for workers' compensation benefits. You may be able to obtain compensation until you reclaim your former level of health, thus being able to return to work.

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