Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls for Employees: Refresher

Course Description:

This refresher course will give you the main points to remember about slips, trips, and falls. For more complete information, be sure to take the full-length course.

Course Duration: 7 minutes

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

Slips, trips, and falls are common kinds of workplace accidents that can often be prevented.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Key Points:

  • Keep walkways clear.
  • Clean up spills promptly and pick up trip hazards.
  • Make sure stairs and ladders are safe and use them carefully.
  • Walk slowly, watch where you’re going, and wear proper work shoes.
  • And finally, make sure you can see over loads you carry.

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