What Will a Slip and Fall Cost Your Facility?

by Lawton Brothers | Aug 11, 2014

At Lawton Brothers, slip and fall prevention is always in focus as a part of our comprehensive cleaning solutions. Slips and falls can result in serious injury or even death. If you manage a facility, slip and fall prevention should be an issue of concern as they can also be extremely costly to your company or organization.   

When a facility incurs a slip and fall incident, there are several different areas in which the facility can lose money. According to the 2013 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, in 2013 “same level” falls were the second leading cause of workplace injuries, and the direct costs incurred amounted to $6.6 billion. The National Safety Council estimated that worker slip and falls account for $70 billion costs annually. The data also suggest there has been an increase over the years in slip and fall occurrences as well as the costs associated with them. A facility will likely experience a loss of productivity due to the loss of injured employees. Employees typically lose more days at work due to a slip and fall injury than any other type.  

As your resource for cleaning solutions in Central Florida, we know that facility cleaning methods can impact your bottom line. If you’re interested in improving your facility’s methods in order to decrease the chances of slip and falls, contact Lawton Brothers today. 
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