Nothing ruins a fun afternoon by the pool quicker than a slip and fall accident. Protecting guests while relaxing poolside is vital, whether it’s a residential or public pool. Water, smooth cement, and summer excitement too often yield accidental slip and falls, the result of which property owners may be held liable. Follow these tips for improving poolside safety, and take a strong step towards an accident-free summer of fun in the sun!
The rise of the technological innovations have increased the demand of electronic equipment in the workplace. Even outside of the tech industry, computers have molded out employees to become more technologically savvy. Within any regular businesses, Information Technology technicians are present to fill the need of companies to create a more efficient work environment. Electronic components are not a part of the employment and business landscape that it is crucial that companies and facility owners should address the growing need for assessing the risks involved with electronic products. The growth in the electronic industry signifies that these work conditions are now the norm. With these advancements, the risks involved in performing these tasks must be resolved in order to prevent the occurrence of accidents.
Locker rooms are inherently dangerous due to liquid accumulation, smooth tiles, the absence of footwear, low traction, electrical devices such as blow dryers, and theft. Locker rooms are considered the most dangerous area in a fitness facility, and slip and fall accidents are the biggest hazard in this location. Proprietors of fitness establishments are required by the state and their insurance companies to put in place preventative measures to reduce the probability of incident in locker rooms.
As with any business, conducting a safety risk assessment must be practiced in order to address the risks and hazards involved in running a facility. Performing a safety risk assessment will help identify problem areas for costumers and promote possible solutions that will promote health and well-being. Risk assessments are necessary for gym owners to avoid potential litigation and to know the risks within their premises. Most risks can be avoided, if ample time were given to organize it and to provide solutions for the problems that arise during the assessment.
Safety is a primary issue that can affect customer engagement in a retail environment. Businesses that practice risk assessment and management can easily engage their clients on a positive level. With the risks of conducting business diminished, sellers can focus more on moving their merchandise and providing the best service to their customers. Read more about managing the risk of retail business, and take a step towards proactively preventing harm to employees and guests alike.
Risk assessment is the evaluation of probability of hazards in real-life situations in the workplace. It determines the level of risk through careful consideration of probable assumptions and some uncertainties in a given situation. Within each aspect of the business, from production, distribution, marketing, and sales, risks are assessed on regular basis to determine and prevent potential losses. Because quantitative risk assessments present a more concrete depiction of potential business risks, business owners and investors prefer them over qualitative evaluations. Assessors calculate two components of risk (R): potential loss (L) and probability of its occurrence (p). To learn more about quantitative risk assessment, visit this article on the Eagle Mat Blog.
Risk management involves the proactive assessment of all operations to develop an idea of where, how, and why certain situations become risky. Risk management can be applied to broad business operations to include customer interactions with the storefront. It may also be applied directly to internal environments, focusing directly on employees, production processes, and other elements of internal operations. For businesses in the manufacturing industry, risk management takes on added importance due to the nature of the facilities, equipment, and machinery involved. In this article, we examine ways manufacturing companies can proactively apply risk management to better understand the most hazardous elements of their business.
Stairs exposed outdoors pose greater risks for facility guests because they are more exposed to weather conditions and external elements like dirt, rain, snow, moisture, and other things that can make the stairs wet, slippery, and dangerous. This is why stairways that are located outdoors require more maintenance and careful planning in order to reduce the potential for accidental slip and fall. One way to make outdoor stairways less dangerous to users is by installing weatherproof stair treads that are capable of keeping each stepping surface relatively dry and coarse.
Companies and industrial facilities are smart to consider using rubber stair treads when either building or renovating as well, as doing so can proactively provide additional safety features. A majority of stairway-related accidents occur along the vertical stepping area of the staircase (as opposed to landing areas), therefore it is very important to have some safety measures in order to prevent such accidents from happening. Although accidents can still occur or are not totally preventable, the number of accidents can be greatly reduced with the help of installing products like treads, handrails, and highly visible signage.
In a world where slip and fall accidents cost American businesses more than $50 in total costs in 2007, it has become the duty of responsible businesses to identify and proactively prevent accidents before they occur. Apart from the financial costs attributed to these accidents, there are other tangible losses such as: employee absenteeism (amounting to more than 31 days on average), employees’ safety and security, and other long-term sustained injury. For these reasons, slip and fall accidents are a growing concern for anyone who owns a business, manages a facility, or otherwise welcomes guests onto their property. Readers are invited to review this special report on the Eagle Mat Blog, then devise cost-effective strategies to protect employees and customers from accidental slip and fall.