Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Construction news from Contract Journal UK: Watch your step, warns HSE

A good suggestion for any workplace ...

"The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has launched its Watch Your Step campaign to highlight the impact slips and trips have on the industry.

Almost 3,000 serious injuries occur each year as a result of slips and trips and in more than 90% of those cases the injured person is off work for at least a week.

The HSE said there are three main causes of workplace falls, which can be easily minimised:

Slips on wet and dry substances; minimised by cleaning or reporting of the spillages immmediately.

Trips over obstacles, such as cables, products and fittings; minimised by tidying up as you go and keep walkways clear.

Human factors, including failure to report and manage risks; follow the motto: 'Don't just see it, sort it.' ...(U.S.A. = fix it)"   continued ...   (Via Construction)

Slip and Fall - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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