When it comes to keeping staff safe, does your flooring meet the requirements? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are several criteria businesses must meet to keep employee safety in good standing. Not adhering to these guidelines can result in a fine, or worse, the costly repercussions of employees getting hurt on the job.
Slip and fall hazards are abundant in the workplace, especially in areas where water or other liquids are present. Such dangerous areas can include break rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, entryways (due to tracked in ice, snow or rain), and even the warehouse or production floor.
Do you know the safety standards? In summation of guidelines set by OSHA (standard 1915.81), companies must:
- Practice standard housekeeping procedures to keep staff safe.
- Manage and treat slick and slippery areas of the work environment, especially water-prone environments due to snow, ice or rain.
- For areas where wet conditions cannot be managed, the employer must offer a non slip walking area for its employees, or provide non skid shoes for walking on such surfaces.
You can find the complete OSHA requirements here, including fire safety and chemical storage guidelines.
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