According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 230,000 workers in the United States sustained nonfatal injuries from slips, trips, and falls in a recent year, each resulting in one or more days away from work. Most years slips, trips, and falls result in somewhere between 15 percent and 20 percent of all nonfatal workplace injuries, the highest frequency of injury of any single regulated activity. In one recent year, 803 workers died as a result of workplace falls.
Common workplace hazards that lead to slips, trips, and falls include:
See the attached self-assessment. Print it out and see how you stand regarding these common workplace hazards…….and what action you may need to take.