6 Guidelines to Help Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

6 Guidelines to Help Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

It’s happened to most of us. A momentary lapse of attention, thinking about a personal problem or distraction by an activity, ends in a slip, trip or fall. A stumble down a stairway. A trip over an uneven surface. It can lead to a variety of regrettable events ranging from a simple bruised shin to an extremely serious injury. It’s just one of a number of conditions and situations that set the stage for slips, trips and falls.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slips, trips and falls make up the majority of general industry accidents.

In general, slips and trips occur due to a loss of traction between the shoe and the walking surface or inadvertent contact with a fixed or moveable object which may lead to a fall.

Here are 6 guidelines to help you create a safer working environment.

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