International Door & Operator Industry

NOV-DEC 2018

Garage door industry magazine for garage door dealers, garage door manufacturers, garage door distributors, garage door installers, loading docks, garage door operators and openers, gates, and tools for the door industry.

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By Andrew Stergiou ASSOCIATIONNEWS How many times have you seen one of your workers climbing a ladder stationed on uneven ground, standing dangerously close to the edge of scaffolding, or walking tenuously across an uneven surface? Most times, nothing happens. It's business as usual. But what about the one time something does? One wrong step can sideline experienced workers, delay projects and cost you time and money. Slip, trip and fall hazards are often in plain sight but can be overlooked simply because they are so commonplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "slips, trips and falls" and "falls to a lower level" – usually off a ladder or roof – were respectively the second and third leading causes of workplace accidents. There are a number of prevention strategies you can use to reduce these accidents. For example: 1. Rushed jobs or understaffing – a breeding ground for accidents – can be avoided with some good pre-planning in estimating the amount of labor needed for the project and the type of equipment to be used. International Door & Operator Industry™ 66 Stand Up Against Slips & Falls Stand Up Against Slips & Falls

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