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Slips, Trips, & Falls

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Cogbill Construction Weekly Safety Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Slips, trips, & falls are a major workplace hazard in any industry. Regardless of title or job responsibility, employees and visitors can become victims to slips, trips & falls hazards. Slips, trips, and falls cause nearly 700 fatalities per year and many more injurious accidents in the workplace according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Slips occur when there is a loss of balance due to lack of traction which can be the result of wet surfaces, spills, greasy spots, or even weather conditions. To help avoid slips, keep the following in mind:

Trips can occur whenever your feet hit an object and you are moving with enough momentum to be thrown off balance. This can be caused by objects left in a walk area or by uneven ground. To help avoid trips, keep the following in mind:

Falls are the number one workplace fatality and they occur when you move too far off your center of balance. To help avoid falls, keep the following in mind:

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