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Slips, Trips & Falls

According to the studies made on walking, the average person performs approximately 18,000 steps every day. While there are nearly 13 million slip, trip and fall injuries that happens every year. Deplorable results are: lost workdays, broken bones, bad backs, even permanent disability and death. Prevention is possible to avoid being victims of painful injuries both on and off the job. If you understand how slips and falls happen, then you will be able to avoid them.

As often happening in cartoons and comic movies, a banana peel is not the only cause for slip and falls. And while the results may produce a few laughs in movie houses, slip and falls are not laughing matters. Other causes of falls aside from a banana peels are: unsafe chairs, moving too fast, obstructed aisles, bad lightning and improper shoes.

In fact, some estimates put the number of disabling injuries resulting from falls at over 30,000 per year. The number of fatalities is close to 12,000 a year. And according to statistics, is that one of every ten deaths occurs in the workplace.

You can greatly reduce slip, trip and fall accidents by remember this rule: watch where you are going. Walking is considered as such a common activity that people are no longer conscious of potential hazards along the way. Pay attention to the more common fall hazards cited by the National Safety Council like: hidden steps; loose, irregular surfaces; smooth surfaces; wet spots; and oil & grease.

Accidental deaths are attributed to falls rank second only to motor vehicle accidents. The number of moralities is consistent across industries, gender lines and age. The only exception is that among the elderly the number of fall related deaths are even higher.

Preventing slips and falls must be a team effort. You may walk around a spill or keep away from stepping over an open drawer but if you do not correct the situation; what about the next person who walks by?

It is only by correcting the hazard or reporting it that you are keeping, not only yourself safe, but your co-workers as well.

According to the studies made on walking, the average person performs approximately 18,000 steps every day. While there are nearly 13 million slip, trip and fall injuries that happens every year. Deplorable results are: lost workdays, broken bones, bad backs, even permanent disability and death. Prevention is possible to avoid being victims of painful injuries both on and off the job. If you understand how slips and falls happen, then you will be able to avoid them.

As often happening in cartoons and comic movies, a banana peel is not the only cause for slip and falls. And while the results may produce a few laughs in movie houses, slip and falls are not laughing matters. Other causes of falls aside from a banana peels are: unsafe chairs, moving too fast, obstructed aisles, bad lightning and improper shoes.

In fact, some estimates put the number of disabling injuries resulting from falls at over 30,000 per year. The number of fatalities is close to 12,000 a year. And according to statistics, is that one of every ten deaths occurs in the workplace.

You can greatly reduce slip, trip and fall accidents by remember this rule: watch where you are going. Walking is considered as such a common activity that people are no longer conscious of potential hazards along the way. Pay attention to the more common fall hazards cited by the National Safety Council like: hidden steps; loose, irregular surfaces; smooth surfaces; wet spots; and oil & grease.

Accidental deaths are attributed to falls rank second only to motor vehicle accidents. The number of moralities is consistent across industries, gender lines and age. The only exception is that among the elderly the number of fall related deaths are even higher.

Preventing slips and falls must be a team effort. You may walk around a spill or keep away from stepping over an open drawer but if you do not correct the situation; what about the next person who walks by?

It is only by correcting the hazard or reporting it that you are keeping, not only yourself safe, but your co-workers as well.

Link – http://web.utk.edu/~ehss/pdf/stf.pdf

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Joel J. Kofsky has been successfully representing personal injury cases since 1991. He has assisted victims of car accidents, bike accidents, and slip and fall accidents.
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