Slips, trips and falls

Did you know that slips, trips and falls make up nearly 25% of all industrial accidents? According to OSHA, they cause 15% of all accidental deaths in the workplace.

There are common causes that are simple enough to fix. Here are a few suggestions:

–          If something is dropped- pick it up!

–          If something spills- clean it up!

–          Don’t carry a load you can’t see over or around.

–          Wear proper footwear.

–          Wear properly fitting clothing.

–          Try to keep work areas well lit.

–          Repair or place a warning by loose/uneven flooring.

–          Clean or place a warning by wet or oily surfaces.

For more information about slips, trips or falls in the workplace please refer to OSHA online.

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Slips, trips and falls was last modified: August 26th, 2014 by Sarah McGorry