Slips, Trips, and Falls Safety

I was working on a roof surface one day, and the only way to get up and down was using a ladder. I had to get some tools up to the roof, so I packed them into my tool bag and put them over my shoulder. I didn’t want to take two trips, but couldn’t...Learn more
I had been through all the training on the self-retracting lanyard safety system, but that was a year or so back. I still felt pretty confident and figured I knew most of what I needed to know. I mentioned this to my co-worker while we were putting...Learn more
Your fall protection harness is a lifesaver – literally. But how effective it is depends heavily on how well it's used. Workers who fail to properly don their harnesses are at increased risk for serious injury or death. By training workers to...Learn more
I was on the afternoon shift yesterday and when I got there the loading dock was a total mess. Boxes placed just anywhere, broken pallets, overflowing garbage bins. It would've just taken one worker not watching their step for that debris to...Learn more
An inspection should make you aware of any possible hazards. In almost every workplace, the main hazard is from trips and falls, so your first inspection should be a visual scan of the walking surface. Examine your route and pay special attention to...Learn more
Slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents and result in back injuries, strains and sprains, contusions, and fractures. Trips & Falls are the second leading cause of death in the home, especially in those over...Learn more
Most slips and falls occur on the same level. This video is a short instructional review of the hazards that cause these accidents and how to spot and avoid them. Trips & Falls are the second leading cause of death in the home, especially in...Learn more
Almost as many falls occur from falls on the same level as from height. This short safety training video gives a brief overview of the safety rules for preventing falls on the same level, falls from elevated surfaces, including stairs, and ladder...Learn more
The excitement of enjoying time by the pool is not limited to the kids. Many serious injuries occur when adults slip on wet pavement. Splashes coming from the pool can make the area around the pool a slippery danger zone. Always tread carefully...Learn more
Working at heights in the U.S. is defined as being 4 feet or more off the ground. In all such situations, a hazard assessment should be undertaken before work begins. A full body harness should be worn by anyone working at height. In addition, all...Learn more
When I got my first construction job after moving to a big city, I was a bit nervous. I wasn't used to working at heights. I had worked on the rooftops of a few houses, but working on a high rise building was a whole new ballgame. On my first day, I...Learn more
“I was one of those kids who hated heights. The funny thing is that I still had to experience heights many different times growing up, even though I didn’t like them. Heights are just a part of life for everyone. There are safe situations like...Learn more
Holes are a common workplace hazard. The employer has a responsibility to protect workers from hole hazards. As an employee, become hole smart by being aware of your surroundings and the hole hazards that are present. If you think there may be a...Learn more
Fixed ladders offer a unique safety challenge. Reduce your risk by always facing the ladder when going up and down. Be sure to grip the rungs firmly, place both feet firmly on each rung and always maintain three points of contact - two hands and one...Learn more
Every day, around 2.3 million workers across the United States work on scaffolding. If you are one of them, keep yourself safe by making sure that the foundation on which the scaffolding sits is solid and level. It must also be rigid, with a...Learn more
If you see someone falling through the ice, your natural instinct will probably be to run after them to pull them out. Avoid this temptation. The safest way to perform a rescue is from shore. Call for help first; are professional rescuers nearby? If...Learn more
Aerial platforms have built-in safety features such as handrails, mid-rails and toe-boards. Prevent injury by never leaning over, or climbing on the platform railing. Always keep both feet on the platform floor. The access gate should remain closed...Learn more
Reduce your slip and trip risk by paying close attention to your travel path, including all warning signs. Walking areas should be clear of debris and floors should be well maintained. Make sure that walkways are well lit. Wear appropriate footwear...Learn more
Most of us are aware of the basic ladder safety rules, but we often choose to ignore them. Before climbing a ladder, ensure that you select the right ladder for the job at hand. The two most common types of ladder are the step ladder and the...Learn more
Preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace requires good housekeeping. These accidents occur due to an unexpected change in the contact between the ground and the walking surface. Lessen the uncertainty by cleaning all spills immediately, as...Learn more
Most stairway fall accidents occur because the person loses their balance. Often this happens because the person neglects to use the handrails. Stairway falls can be serious, possibly resulting in death. As a consequence, building codes for stairs...Learn more
Floor Marking Tape is the best solution for creating an intuitive, easy to navigate wayfinding plan around any sized facility.For wayfinding principles, best practices and to learn how to create and effective wayfinding program at your facility,...Learn more
Ladder accidents can be nasty. Minimize the risk by choosing a ladder that provides at least a 3-foot extension above your landing point. The ladder should also be tied off at the top to prevent lateral movement. The ladder end should be square to...Learn more
During winter, walking anywhere outside demands extra attention to avoid slipping and falling. No matter how well snow and ice is removed from ground surfaces or how much salt has been thrown down, there are still going to be some slippery surfaces...Learn more
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