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Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention for the Business Owner

Injury insurance claim facts don’t lie. They are underscored by the National Safety Council findings which state that

  • There are 25,000 accidents resulting from ongoing slips and falls in the US
  • One in every five hospital emergency care injuries are related to slips and falls
  • Approximately 16,000  deaths are related to slip and fall accidents

While even homeowners face fall risks, businesses where employees, patrons, contractors and others visit  on a consistent basis are prone to injury liability from unsafe exposure all the more so.

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Walking the Business Floor, Aisle, and Corridor

Commercial safety guidelines in regard  to high-traffic walkways, such as floors, aisles and corridors are controlled by the OSHA. Follow these tips to ensure walking safety:

  • Floors should have a non-slip coating (co-efficient of at least 0.50 friction).

  • Floor waxing, polish or treatment that diminishes the above co-efficient of friction should never be used.

  • Post clear signs in aisles and passageways that indicate the prohibition of using them for storage space.

  • Maintain clean and unobstructed floors that have no splinters, holes, platforms, rugs or the like.

  • Make sure all passageways have good lighting.


  • Carpets and tiles should be in good condition and firmly secured to the floor.

  • Areas that are not in good condition should be blocked off by cones or warning signs.

  • Follow manufacturer’s safety instructions for equipment handling and safety asile and door clearance.

  • All spills should be wiped up as soon as they occur.

  • Hazardous spills should be cleaned according to government specifications. Until spill is cleaned, floor area should be blocked off with signs indicating hazardous spill.

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