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Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Often cited on OSHA’s top ten lists of workplace injury incidents, a slip, trip, or fall accident is, unfortunately, a common jobsite occurrence. Today’s post takes a quick look at some things you can do right now to help everyone stay on their feet and on the job.

A SLIP, A TRIP, OR A FALL?

A slip occurs when there is too little traction between a person’s shoe and the surface that they’re walking on.

A trip occurs when a person’s foot unexpectedly comes into contact with an object that’s in their path.

And a fall occurs when a person’s balance is off. Obviously, a slip or a trip can cause a sudden loss of balance, but so can other behaviors such as leaning too far to one side when on a ladder.

SAFETY STARTS WITH GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Keeping the workplace clean and well organized should be part of every employee’s daily routine:

TWO TYPES OF FALLS AND WHAT TO DO TO PREVENT THEM

Same-level falls occur when a person falls onto the surface that they’re walking on and elevated falls occur when a person falls to a lower level.

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