Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

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    Self-storage business owners have many responsibilities and concerns including safety issues. One common premises exposure that must not be overlooked is the risk of slips, trips and falls on the property.

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that slips, trips and falls account for 25 percent of all nonfatal and 15 percent of all fatal workplace injuries. Data from the National Safety Council indicates that falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States, accounting for nearly 8.6 million visits to the emergency room.

    With those numbers in mind, and factoring in the cost of insurance claims and lawsuits, it is easy to see why preventing slips, trips and falls among customers and employees is an important safety concern for self-storage operations.

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