Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls at Industrial Sites: A Guide for Employees

Course Description:

Slips, trips, and falls are among the most common causes of injury on the job. Everyone slips, trips, or falls on occasion. We tend to shrug off these incidents, but sometimes they cause serious, painful—and even deadly—injuries.

This course is intended to help workers in industrial work environments recognize and eliminate potential slip, trip, and fall hazards. The course also discusses “fall from height” hazards and personal fall protection systems used to protect workers.

We will discuss how to recognize slip, trip, and fall hazards, risk factors, and conditions that cause injury, implement procedures to eliminate the hazards, use fall protection devices and equipment, operate personal fall protection systems, and respond to and report incidents.

Course Duration: 33 minutes

Why “Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls at Industrial Sites: A Guide for Employees” Matters:

Slips, trips, and falls are the most common incidents that cause injuries at work, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

A slip, trip, or fall injury can result in over 90 lost workdays and even longer for disabling injuries.

A sprain or a strain alone can cost up to $30,000 in doctor’s fees and related costs.

Key Points:

  • Watch for and correct physical hazards and risky behavior.
  • Clean up spills and wear nonskid shoes.
  • Prevent falls first, then use fall arrest.
  • Use and operate personal fall protection systems properly.
  • Wear head protection, secure tools, and warn others.
  • Report incidents and near misses to a supervisor.