Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents.
Second only to motor vehicle accidents; slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accidents leading to personal injury.
Slips trips and falls can result in head injuries, back injuries, broken bones, cuts and lacerations, or sprained muscles.
The Bureau of State Risk Management has identified “slips, trips and falls” as one of the top five causes of workers’ compensation claims over the last six years.
There are many situations that may cause slips, trips, and falls, such as ice, wet spots, grease, polished floors, loose flooring or carpeting, uneven walking surfaces, clutter, electrical cords, open desk drawers and filing cabinets.
Loose, irregular surfaces such as gravel, shifting floor tiles, and uneven sidewalks, can make it difficult to maintain your footing.
Most slip, trip and fall incidents are preventable with general precautions and safety measures.