Slips trips and falls on the same level is one of the leading causes of injuries in the workplace and in the home. Sometimes these fall can cause severe injuries and can even be fatal. They happen daily to individuals while at home and at work. Slips and trips accidents are always avoidable, click here for ways to prevent slips, trips and falls. Here are some common causes of slips and trips. Always look for these slipping and tripping hazards.
Common Causes of Slips
Walking on surfaces with ice, spills, oils, and loose materials
Walking on slippery surfaces like polished stone, tile, finished concrete.
Walking on loose rugs
Wearing shoes without slip resistant soles
Common Causes of Trips
Tripping on Uneven walking surface
Sudden changes in height
Not observing steps, platforms and door thresholds
Obstructions in walking area like open drawers, holes, trash, or electrical cords
Not using handrails stairs
Walking in areas with poor lighting
unsuitable floor coverings.
Resources for slips trips and falls https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2013-100/pdfs/2013-100.pdfwww.osha.gov