20/09/2017

Podcast Focusing on Slips, Trips, and Falls

Falls from slips and trips are common workplace occurrences that can result in
serious injuries and disabilities. Statistics show that the majority (bout 2/3)
of falls happen on the same level resulting from slips and trips. The remaining
are falls from a height.

Slips happen where there is too little friction or traction between the
footwear and the walking surface. Common causes of slips are:
- wet or oily surfaces
- occasional spills
- weather hazards
- loose, unanchored rugs or mats
- flooring or other walking surfaces that do not have same degree of traction
in all areas

Trips happen when your foot collides (strikes, hits) an object causing you to
lose the balance and, eventually fall. Common causes of tripping are:
- obstructed view
- poor lighting
- clutter in your way
- wrinkled carpeting
- uncovered cables
- bottom drawers not being closed
- uneven (steps, thresholds) walking surfaces

In this podcast episode, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
(CCOHS) explains how to prevent workplace injuries that are the result of
slips, trips, or falls from the same level.

The podcast runs 5:07 minutes.

To the podcast


AplusA-online.de - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety