Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace
All workers are at risk of dangerous slips, trips, and falls.
You do not need to work on ladders or scaffolds to be at risk.
In fact, falls are the second leading cause of disabling work injury for all healthcare workers in the United States.
Slips and trips without falling can cause additional work injuries. These injuries include strains and sprains that happen when a person tries to regain balance after a slip or a trip.
Overall in the United States, slips, trips, and falls cause:
- 15% of all accidental deaths (second only to motor vehicle accidents)
- 10% of all work-related injuries
Learning how to prevent slips, trips, and falls will help you to avoid injury.