Monthly Archives: August 2015

Slip-and-Fall Accidents can destroy your business

When it comes to running a business and keeping both customers and employees happy, business owners have enough to worry about, so the surprise expense of slip-and-fall accidents can be more than many owners can handle. Given how expensive these accidents can be, in terms of both time and money, business owners have to take every precaution necessary to ensure that their floors are as safe as possible.

A simple application of Nano-Grip will guarantee that wet floors are not only slip resistant but meet federal standards for safety. To find out if your floors are compliant with these standards call 855-687-0976 for a referral to your local applicator.

 

The High Cost of Slip-and-Fall Accidents

 

Even extremely minor slips and falls, those that don’t result in injury, can have a halting effect on a business, because employees and managers have to stop to deal with the situation. Unfortunately, most of these types of accidents are much more serious. The 2013 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index pegs same-level falls as the second leading cause of injuries in the workplace, with an annual cost of over $70 billion between workman’s compensation and medical costs, according to ISSA.

 

What’s more, slip-and-fall accidents are more likely to result in time away from work when compared to other kinds of accidents, with a median of eight days out of work compared to six, according to the ISSA report. Additionally, 30 percent of same-level falls result in more than 21 days of work lost.

 

As costly as these accidents can be when they happen to employees, they can be even more costly when a customer is injured. There is really no limit to how much a lost tort case can cost a business, and even if the business is able to successfully defend itself, it’s still out the cost of defending itself in court and any poor press that may result from a publicized incident.wet-floor

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The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) offers 3:1 matching grants to employers

Nano-Grip keeps employees safe by making floors nonslip when they are wet. For a referral to your nearest factory trained applicator call 855-687-0976.

 

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Examine Latest Safety Grants Offered by the BWC

Businesses that are hoping to receive grants must maintain workers’ compensation coverage, be current with membership and premium to the BWC, and demonstrate a need for a safety intervention.

Employers in our state are required to protect the health and safety of workers at all times while on the job. The Ohio workers’ compensation lawyers at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain that some businesses are achieving this by taking advantage of a grant program provided by the state.

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) provides the Safety Intervention Grant Program, which offers employers a 3-to-1 matching grant of up to $40,000 per eligibility cycle to purchase equipment and tools that can help reduce employee injuries and illness.

Businesses that are hoping to receive grants must maintain workers’ compensation coverage, be current with membership and premium to the BWC, and demonstrate a need for a safety intervention. A significant amount of information pertaining to historical claim data, employee data, production/opeation for the business and safety analysis must also be submitted as part of the application.

Companies who receive the grants must then conduct follow-up case studies and submit quarterly data reports to help determine the effectiveness of the improvements that were made. The data obtained from participating companies will then be shared with all Ohio employers.

This year, a total of 55 Ohio employers will receive up to $1.5 million for safety improvements at their businesses. A list of the organizations that will receive the grants and how the money will be spent has been provided by the BWC.pair-of-orthopedic-crutches-vector-1733309