Pay Attention: Slips, Trip and Falls Safety

Pay Attention: Slips, Trip and Falls

Slips, trips and falls is the number 1 reason for an industrial injury in the United States. Thousands of disabling injuries—and even deaths—occur each year as a result of slips, trips, and falls:

  • From heights, on stairs, and on level ground
  • At work and at home

Pay Attention to Your Movements and Surroundings

  • Focus on where you’re going, what you’re doing, and what lies ahead
  • Expect the unexpected
  • Take responsibility for fixing, removing, or avoiding hazards in your path
  • Wear sturdy shoes with non-skid soles and flat heels
  • Avoid baggy or loose pants you could trip over
  • Walk, don’t run
  • Wipe your feet when you come in from rain or snow
  • Report or replace any burned out lights or inadequate lighting
  • Watch out for floors that are uneven, have holes, etc
  • Keep your hands at your sides, not in your pockets, for balance
  • Don’t carry loads you can’t see over
  • Walk slowly on slippery surfaces —Slide your feet and avoid sharp turns