Did you know that Slips, Trips, and Falls make up about 25% of all US work related injuries? These particular injuries are not always minor. In fact, slips, trips, and falls are the second leading cause of fatalities in the workplace and account for over 1 million emergency room visits annually.
Slips occur when there is a loss of balance caused by too little friction between your feet and the surface you walk or work on. Slips are one of the most common causes of falls. Trips occur when your foot strikes or hits an object which causes you to lose your balance. Trips are another common cause of falls. Falls occur when the body shifts too far from the center of balance, usually caused by slips or trips.
- Walking Surfaces
- Stairs and Ladders
- Material Handling
Atlantic Training's "Slips, Trips and Falls" program discusses the mechanics of slips, trips and falls, the types of hazards that employees are likely to encounter that lead to them, and the safe practices and equipment that they can use to stay safely on their feet.