Your employer should have the priority of keeping you and other workers safe. One way this is done is by installing the proper floor markings in the Florida business.
Floor tape is very easy to use and it’s an affordable way to keep your workers safe. It can be used to mark floors, as well as work equipment, pipes, and walls. The point of this tape isn’t just to create a workplace that is more efficient, though. It’s also necessary for worker safety.
Floor Tape for Directional Purposes
One way that floor tape is used by employers is to guide individuals (both visitors and workers) through high-traffic areas. They can be pre-cut shapes such as footprints or something else – the point is to use this tape for guidance purposes.
However, that’s not all. There should also be markings that highlight the areas where most worker areas occur. The markings in place should ensure that specific hazards or hazardous structures are clearly visible, which includes loading docks, bollards, and beams.
You can use the highly reflective fluorescent floor tape to point out emergency exits, access doors, electrical panels and more. When put around a first-aid station or a fire extinguisher, it can serve as a warning to workers that they should not block the area.
Even more importantly, this tape can be used to help reinforce safety guidelines or messages, such as the importance of wearing personal protective equipment.
Floor Tape Options
Today, floor tape is in available in an array of patterns, materials, and colors. Most employers will use various colors and remain in compliance with the safety color codes set by OSHA. With the use of different colors, it’s possible for workers to easily distinguish between certain areas, along with other things.
The Importance of Floor Markings
Even though floor markings can help to prevent worker accidents, they may still injure themselves due to carelessness. However, the employer’s workers’ compensation program will pay out for medical expenses along with lost wages, regardless of who is at fault for the injury, so victims are who suffer an accident are encouraged to file to receive these benefits.
Remember though, employers can deny these payments to a negligent employee, which is why a victim may want to hire a lawyer to help them fight for their rights. The lawyer may also be able to talk to you about the possibility of settling your case.
Hire an Attorney for Help with Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
If you are injured while at work, and your workplace isn’t properly marked with safety tape, you may be able to file for workers’ compensation benefits. More information about these benefits and how to get them can be found by taking the time to contact the legal team at Scott J. Sternberg & Associates by calling (561) 687-5660.