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MIOSHA Offers Tips for Avoiding Slip and Fall Accidents

By Lipton Law on October 10, 2011 - No comments

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is in charge of overseeing safety in workplaces and enforcing safety standards. According to MIOSHA, one of the largest hazards in any Michigan manufacturing workplace comes from dangerous conditions that may cause a slip and fall accident.

Although MIOSHA offers the following tips for workplace safety, these tips for avoiding a slip and fall accident can apply to all businesses, homes and pedestrians navigating Michigan streets, sidewalks and parking lots.

To help protect you from injury in a slip and fall, MIOSHA offers the following tips:

  • Keep floors, walkways and outdoor sidewalks free of litter and debris. Notify owners or custodians about litter and debris in businesses or public places.
  • Keep walking surfaces level. In the home, fix sagging or uneven floors promptly to help prevent tripping. Sidewalks damaged by frost or tree roots should also be fixed.
  • Keep walkways clean and dry as much as possible and notify property owners if a spill or ice and snow are making walkways treacherous.
  • If you have to cross an area that may be slippery, take short, careful steps. Try to step straight down rather than sliding or shuffling your feet.
  • If you fall, try to let your body go limp and keep your head and arms tucked in. If possible, roll or slide with the fall.

Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injury and can be caused by hazards that you may not see until you fall. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall, please don’t hesitate to call the experienced Michigan slip and fall injury attorneys at Lipton Law. Call us today at (248) 557-1688 for a free consultation.