Ways To Protect Your Organization From Slip And Fall Accidents

June 28th, 2019

Slips and falls are two things that today's business owners must think about. They are hazards that can happen at any time. On many occasions, Chico customers and employees sustain severe and lasting injuries from the events. Meanwhile, in some cases, death even becomes part of the equation. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatal falls accounted for 887 workers losing their lives in 2017 alone. 

Fatalities Are Not The Only Cause For Concern

Persons climbing up and down ladders, being lifted high above the ground on scissor lifts, or attempting to do something in an unsafe, non-OSHA approved manner can cost the organization a ton of money in the long run if an accident were to occur. Heck, it can even be dangerous for people to merely walk from one destination to another in an office. For example, if wires are not concealed and running across the floor, an individual could trip and hit the floor hard. Aside from death, types of damages that may ensue include but are not limited to...

  • Fractures And Broken Bones

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Lacerations And Abrasions

  • Spinal Cord Injuries Such As Compressed Or Slipped Discs

How Much Can A Slip And Fall Accident Really Cost A Company?

When a Chico employee gets hurt on the job, they may decide to hire a personal injury attorney to file a lawsuit against their employer. Even if they are getting paid via worker's compensation, many persons still choose to take legal action as medical bills, medications, and other expenses can pile up in a hurry. Make no mistake; these lawyers are good at what they do. It depends on the severity of the injury, but in many of these matters, the injured party is able to walk away with a payout of anywhere between $200,000 to $500,000 or more.

These figures are nothing to bat an eye at as they are extremely high. So much so that a small company may not be able to take the loss, meaning that they might have to wind up shutting their doors for good. Hence, organizations must think outside of the box and find ways to ensure that workers remain safe. They can create no-tolerance policies to prevent people from violating OSHA regulations. It is also a good idea for businesses to consider installing a CCTV system.

How Can Surveillance Equipment Help?

There are people in this world, including some right here in Chico, that attempt to get something over on someone else. For instance, an untrustworthy, dishonest, and conniving employee could make a fraudulent claim. They could assure that nobody was watching only to push a ladder over and lay down on the ground pretending to be hurt. Then again, a worker might see liquid on the floor and decide it offers them the perfect opportunity to get paid. In turn, they sprawl out on the floor, and once again, pretend to be in pain and agony.

By installing security cameras in the right places throughout the workplace, bosses can view live footage or recordings to see what is happening or what supposedly occurred on the premises. The video can serve as evidence to discredit false claims and prevent the company from having to pay out a huge settlement. There are many other benefits that come along with owning a CCTV system, so do some research and discover all of the advantages for yourself.

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"I had the Alibi system installed several years ago. It has functioned flawlessly. The image quality is exellent both night and day and in all weather conditions. I particularly like the replay (which can be set at various speeds) and zoom functions of the system. Tech support from Crimefreeliving has been excellent. I have received quick responses to questions, and timely home visits — as when I changed IP carriers and my Alibi system needed to be reset. I have recommended Crimefreeliving to several friends."


"As a small business owner here in Chico we definitely saw the need for video surveillance. After expressing our needs and concerns Tim did an excellent job getting us set up with the set up with the appropriate equipment. He really took the time to address our concerns in a very friendly, professional and knowledgeable manner. I highly recommend Tim for all of your business and residential video surveillance needs."

Ron H., Owner/Auto Doctor

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"Tim Truby designed and installed a 32 camera system for us here at the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District. We had received several other quotes from security system vendors, but Tim’s quote was the least expensive. Tim also installed the system quickly and has always been available when we needed him. We are very happy with our security camera system and we can highly recommend Tim Truby for all of your surveillance system needs."

D. Weseman, Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District

Crime Free Living updated our old video system with a new 16 Channel HD Alibi Video Security System. The old system had been added onto by different installers which resulted in a cabling mess. There were cables that worked and cables that went nowhere. It was a mess. Tim sorted it all out and installed cameras that are very clear. He also installed a monitor for our cashiers to watch hidden areas, a monitor to watch the entry door, and a monitor that allows employees to watch the outside parking and gas pump area. All work was done on time and very professional! Will always recommend Tim and Crime Free Living.

S. AM PM Chico Arco Station

"I had Tim install an Alibi Video Security System at my residence and a couple business locations. The remote view option is invaluable to absentee owners or anyone who travels a lot. The clarity and quality of the cameras have allowed for viewing employee theft. The evidence provided from the HD video cameras was fantastic! Tim was professional and provided extra value from his law enforcement background."

J. Folsom Arco Station

"Tim, I want to thank you again for doing such a fantastic job on installing a wireless IP security camera system at our dream home. The extra time that you took to hide wires, and install a clean, professional system is much appreciated. I still can’t believe the clarity, quality, and ease of use of this new system. I wished that I would have met you before our original inferior system was installed by another company. Now, whether I am at home, or monitoring the system from around the world, I know that my home and family are safe and sound."

John M.

"In April of 2017, my husband and I made a phone call to Crime Free Living that turned out to be a smart and wise decision. Amazingly, in just a few hours, Tim installed four Dome Security Cameras, weatherproof enclosures, and hooked up into our home a 23" Full HD Widescreen Security Monitor. Even more than his professional expertise was the time spent with us in making sure that this system was working correctly and properly installed on our phones so that anywhere in our travels we can monitor our new home in Magalia."

Tieka and Don S.

"I have been using Crime Free Living for the last couple years ar work and at home and I really recommend this product. Tim is a very good service provider. If he can't figure it out, he's got good tech support with the system that he offers."

Gary D.

"I have known Tim for over 10 years. To date, Time with Crime Free Living has installed two separate surveillance systems for my company. With each system, Tim has listened to my needs and custom dsigned surveillance systems for my specific needs and within my budget. The equipment used is always state of the art, the workmanship is top notch, and Tim is the example of trustworthy. I would recommend him for any job."

Steve D., Down Range Indoor Training Center

images Certifications & Training

With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
    • Certified Alibi Security Dealer
    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
    • Certified Cognitech Video Forensic Investigator
    • Neighborhood Watch Toolkit Trainer
    • Computer Crimes/Investigations
    • Domestic Crisis for Crisis Negotiators