Slips, Trips & Falls
There are hazards everywhere in an office environment. Most employees don't give much thought to the prospect of slipping, tripping or even falling on the job. Yet these types of accidents account for more workplace injuries annually than any other accident category. Many of these injuries can be disabling or even fatal in the worst cases. This can be anything from running into a cabinet or chair, to tripping on one's shoelace or chair leg sticking out in aisle. Our training products on Slips, Trips and Falls show employees the situations that can lead to slips, trips and falls, and what they can do to avoid or prevent these accidents.
Topics in this material include:
- why slips and falls occur
- common causes of accidents,
- potential health effects of resulting injuries
- techniques used to avoid injury,
- the importance of safety shoes and much more!
Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. The OSHA standards for walking/working surfaces apply to all permanent places of employment, except where only domestic, mining, or agricultural work is performed. Walking/working surfaces are addressed in specific standards for the general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, and the construction industry.