Protect your greenhouse employees and customers

Protect your greenhouse employees and customers
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As the year comes to a close, you’re likely fulfilling customer orders and preparing for 2024. However, with winter fast approaching, one common hazard could interrupt your team’s plans.

Slips, trips, and falls are a year-round risk. Yet they can become even more prevalent when snow, ice, and wet surfaces are present.

While the name “slips, trips, and falls” may sound harmless, they can sideline your workers for weeks. The same risks can also lead to lawsuits if customers are hurt on your property.

Fortunately, you can help prevent these accidents.

Let’s explore the latest data and a few reminders you can take back to your team.

Slips, Trips, and Falls Remain Too Common

More than 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private employers in 2022 according to U.S. Bureau of Labor (BLS) data. That number signals a 7.5% increase from 2021.

Slips, trips, and falls consistently account for nearly a quarter of these incidents each year.

The result? Sprains, strains, fractures, and other serious injuries — all of which can lead to days away from work.

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