Slips, trips and falls are a significant cause of workplace injuries. 1 in 5 lost time injuries involves a fall. The danger of falling from a ladder or an elevated platform is obvious.
You may be surprised to learn that two-thirds of all workplace falls take place on the same level. People who work off the ground are usually aware of the risks, but those on the ground are often less cautious.
In this course we will review guidelines for avoiding slip, trip and fall accidents. We will talk about what employers and employees can do to reduce the risk of accidents and look at how good housekeeping practices contribute to workplace safety.
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Discuss the main causes of slip, trip and fall accidents in the workplace.
- Identify personal guidelines for preventing slips, trips and falls.
- Identify strategies for avoiding slips, trips and falls in plants, offices and outside areas.
- List good housekeeping practices that contribute to accident prevention.
- Safety Guidelines
- Reducing the Risks
All employers, supervisors and workers
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