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Key Strategies For Reducing Slip And Fall Type Accidents

February 17, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Key Strategies For Reducing Slip And Fall Type Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are all too common occurrences in today’s world. They happen within the state, across the country and around the world and often result in serious injury and loss of life on a daily basis. Here are a few key strategies that can greatly reduce the probability of a slip and fall related accident. For example, good housekeeping is an important aspect of preventing accidents around the home and in the workplace.

Keeping Objects Off The Floor And Out Of Walkways

Good housekeeping boils down to planning ahead and keeping a workspace or home environment clean, neat and organized. These simple concepts alone can serve to substantially reduce the incidence of slipping and falling associated accidents. Keeping objects off the floor and out of walkways as well as picking up books, boxes, shoes, papers and anything else cluttering the floor can improve safety substantially. In addition, reducing exposure to slippery and wet surfaces can be another essential element of preventing accidents that result from a slips or a fall.

Using Antiskid Type Materials And Products In A Bathtub

These types of accidents that are associated with slippery or wet surfaces often occur in the bathroom and in the kitchen as well as outdoors when it has been raining or freezing temperatures have been reported. Using antiskid type materials and products in a bathtub or shower and ensuring that there is no excess water on a bathroom or kitchen floor can be one of the first and most important aspects of reducing accidents that result from slipping or falling. There are many nonslip rubber mats available today that a highly effective at preventing accidents.

Keeping Sidewalks And Parking Lots Free Of Excess Water

Equally useful are moisture absorbent type mats that can be used in entranceways, in kitchens and in bathrooms. The outdoor environment can be safeguarded as well by keeping sidewalks and parking lots free of excess water, debris and ice. Sometimes the simplest strategies can go a long way in preventing accidents, injuries and loss of life. Anyone who has been injured through no fault of their own or due to the negligence of another individual should consider working with an experienced and focused personal injury attorney in Phoenix. Contact Hastings and Hastings today if you have been injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual.