According to the National Safety
Council, falls are the most common source of injury for older people.
And today we have many people over age 60 at work.
The fact is that people of any age
can fall. It is one of the most common workplace injuries. The Council
says people think that steps and stairways cause the most falls.
However, that's not the case. People are more careful on stairs because
they expect to fall there. Most falls occur on flat surfaces when a
person trips over something like an uneven walking surface, electrical
cord, etc., or slips on a wet spot on the floor.
While we may not be able to help you
with things such as electrical cords or wet floor surfaces, we can
eliminate the hazard of an uneven walking surface.
Look outside your building. Do you have uneven walking
surfaces like the one pictured below?
Situations such as
these occur for a couple of reasons:
base simply was not compacted properly before the concrete was poured.
Over time the sub-base simply fails under the weight of the new slab
and therefore settles.
erosion is present in the base
are rodents undermining the base of the concrete.