Slips, trips, and falls are among the most common causes of injury on the job and at home. Everyone slips, trips, or falls on occasion, but sometimes the result can be serious, painful—and even deadly—injuries. It’s important to recognize slip, trip, and fall hazards on the job when you see them so that you can take proper precautions to prevent accidents and protect yourself and coworkers from injury. Learn more with this online training course Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls: A Guide for Employees.
Why “Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls: A Guide for Employees (Multimedia)” Matters:
It is important to recognize and eliminate slip, trip, and fall hazards in the workplace and at home.
Over 200,000 workers in the United States are seriously injured from slips, trips, and falls every year; and approximately 600 workers die as a result.
More than $70 billion is spent in the United States each year on workers’ compensation and medical costs associated with workplace falls.
Slip, trip, and fall injuries are largely preventable.
- Keep walkways clear.
- Clean up spills promptly, and pick up trip hazards.
- Make sure stairs and ladders are safe, and use them carefully.
- Walk slowly, watch where you’re going, and wear proper work shoes.
- Make sure you can see over loads you carry.
- Remember to report any fall injury to your supervisor.