Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls for Employees: Refresher

Course Description:

Slips, trips, and falls are one of the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths in general industry, but they are easily avoided through awareness of hazards and proper training. This course provides refresher training for employees about how to recognize and minimize slip, trip, and fall hazards in a general industry workplace.  By the end of the course, employees will be able to identify slip, trip, and fall hazards; avoid slip-and-fall accidents; properly use stairways and ladders; and minimize injuries and respond appropriately if falls occur. Duration: 8 minutes

Course Duration: 7 minutes

Why “Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls for Employees: Refresher” Matters:

Slips, trips, and falls are a common but preventable kind of workplace accident.   The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to provide a safe workplace that is free of recognized hazards, including hazards that lead to slips, trips, and falls.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 265,000 nonfatal injuries from slips, trips, and falls in the United States each year that result in 1 or more days away from work.  Slips, trips, and falls represent about 17% of all nonfatal workplace injuries each year—the highest rate of injury of any single activity regulated by OSHA.

Key Points:

Keep walkways and work areas clear. Clean up spills promptly, and be aware of wet, slippery, or otherwise hazardous surfaces.

Make sure stairs and ladders are safe and use them carefully.   Walk slowly, watch where you’re going, and wear proper work shoes.

Make sure you can see over loads you carry.

Report any slip, trip, or fall incidents to your supervisor, and seek medical attention if necessary.

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