Slip and Fall – A No Win Situation

June is National Safety Month, which draws an important focus on workplace safety. The National Safety Council reports that slip and falls are the cause of more than 20 percent of all disabling injuries. Workers’ compensation and medical costs associated with these accidents cost approximately $70 billion per year. For an employer, it is crucial to mitigate the risks and costs of slip and fall injuries.


Despite proper precautions, accidents still happen. What do you do if an employee claims that he fell from a ladder while changing a light bulb? What if there weren’t any witnesses? How about an employee threatening to sue because she slipped on a slick floor with no warning sign? The easiest way to settle workplace slip and fall disputes is simple: surveillance cameras.


Owners can save time and money by investing in a surveillance solution that covers their business wherever and whenever accidents occur. Cameras should be placed in high risk areas such as kitchens, dining rooms, near restrooms, and sidewalks. A well-monitored business means that, no matter where slip and falls occur, there is an objective witness to capture everything.


An i2i Systems DVR enables you to easily review incidents, take a snap shot or video clip and use it for insurance claims. Monitoring for unsafe behavior and best practice observance (like wet floor signs) helps to stop dangerous activity before an accident occurs.


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Ashley Schalk
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