Slip & Fall Prevention

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). Slips and falls account for over 1 million visits, or 12% of total falls.

Ways to prevents slips and falls in the workplace or at home include:

  • Examine area to ensure the floor is clear and clean.
  • Pathways at stairs should be free of all obstructions.
  • Use carts to keep the floor clear.
  • Face equipment, use every step, and maintain three points of contact.
  • Keep your eyes ahead of your work, scan work area, and use designated walk paths.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s