Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slips, trips, and falls occurring at the workplace often result from failure to keep floors free from spills, cords, or obstructions. Falls can occur when ladders/step stools are not used or maintained properly. Slips, trips, and falls can result in back injuries, strains, contusions, and fractures.

Safety Precautions:

  • Floors should be kept clean and dry, to prevent slips.
  • Warning signs are to be displayed for any area where a slip hazard exists.
  • Keep aisles and passageways clear of obstructions.
  • Temporary electrical cords across aisles must be taped or anchored to the floor.