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What Causes Slips Trips and Falls?

Updated: Apr 17, 2018


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.

  • Poor housekeeping

Resources for slips trips and falls https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2013-100/pdfs/2013-100.pdfwww.osha.gov

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