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OHS Canada: Slips, trips and falls a major source of injuries at pubs, restaurants: WorkSafeBC

by OHS Staff   

OHS Canada
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Direct costs can include claim payments, increased insurance premiums and fines.

WorkSafeBC is reminding employers and workers about the dangers from slips, trips, and falls in restaurants, bars, and pubs. Over the last five years in B.C., slips, trips, and falls accounted for about 25 per cent of all injury claims in restaurants, bars, and pubs.

Injuries from slips, trips, and falls can include sprains, bruises, concussions, fractures, and even burns and cuts. Further, in restaurants, bars, and pubs, slips, trips, and falls are the costliest workplace incidents. Pain and suffering, disability, stress, and even a loss or change of employment can result.

“Although they occur frequently, slips, trips, and falls are some of the most preventable types of workplace incidents,” says Barry Nakahara, Senior Manager of Prevention Field Services with WorkSafeBC. “We’re urging employers in restaurants, bars, and pubs to take steps to identify slip and trip hazards in the workplace and implement controls to reduce the risk of injury.”

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