Business Guidance / Insurance Protection

OSHA Guidance on Preventing Falls

As we shift towards a post-pandemic normal with more people returning to the office and construction and seasonal job markets increasing their workforces, it is important to remember that employers must prioritize safe work practices. You should revisit the policies that your company has implemented to ensure the safety of your workforce, remind your employees of required practices and consider if anything needs to be updated.

One of the most common risks on the job is falls. While we commonly think falls occur at height, falls also occur at ground level. To reduce or eliminate the potential for a slip and fall incident, it is important to ensure that good housekeeping is maintained within your buildings and jobsites. The work performed throughout the day at workstations and jobsites can create safety risks that were not present at the beginning of the day. Things like extension cords, hosing, scrap material and liquids can create slip and fall hazards if not recoiled, removed or cleaned up promptly.

This OSHA Publication is for the final ruling on walking and working surfaces and fall protection. Although it is directed at general industry, the information translates to all areas of business to help eliminate risk for your employees.

The safety and security of businesses and employees is Univest Insurance’s priority. Our dedicated Loss Control Services are aimed at enhancing your safety culture and ultimately reducing or eliminating risk in the workplace. Through effective risk management, we can help you realize a cost savings through claims reduction, improved employee morale, and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. To learn about how we can help improve the safety at your business, please contact Univest Insurance at 800.220.3077.


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