Avoid Workplace Hazards with Slip, Trip, and Fall Controls

Each year, thousands of workers are injured or disabled as a result of slips, trips, and falls, which may occur anytime, anywhere, or to anyone. These injuries could create long-lasting complications for workers who sustain them, and unfortunately, they are not uncommon occurrences in the workplace — about 20 to 25 percent of all occupational-injury accidents involve slips, trips, and falls. Causes often include:

  • Failure to properly use equipment
  • Haste
  • Inappropriate footwear
  • Lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Inattention
  • Obstacles in walkways
  • Poor lighting and vision
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Unsafe ladder usage