Slips, Trips, & Falls Safety Guidance

Below is a quick guide to common safety issues and protocols. For more, download the PDF.

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Slips, Trips, and Falls

This free download covers "Defining Slip, Trips, & Falls, Preventative Measures, and Types of Injuries." It also has as a video example of
new safety rules and requirements for Slip, Trips, & Falls.
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Slips occur when there is too little friction or traction between your feet and the walking surface. The most common causes of slips are wet surfaces, ice or other weather hazards, spills, and poor tread on footwear.

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Trips commonly occur when you foot strikes an object and your momentum throws you off balance. Beware of tripping hazards. Trash, unused materials, or any object left in areas designed for pedestrian
traffic invites falls.

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Falls usually take place from one level to another. Falls can be caused by a number of things. Slips and trips frequently result in a fall. Falls also occur for other reasons. Improper use of ladders and scaffolding can
result in a fall ...usually a very serious one. Falls also happen when people climb objects without using fall protection equipment.

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