Contributor: Safesite Jurisdiction: OSHA
According to OSHA, slips, trips, and falls are among the most common causes of workplace injuries. This meeting covers walking/working surfaces and how to avoid related injuries.
1. Falls are the second leading casue of accidental death. Falls come in all sizes. From serious falls down a flight of stairs to small trips over the curled edge of a floor mat.
2. Any tripping accident can injure you. Falls are preventable.
3. Preventing Falls: Spot hazards in Advance. They're easy to see--if you pay attention. Keep aisles, walkways and stairs clear. Good housekeeping is important. Clear away clutter.
4. Preventing Falls: Steer around hazards. Slow down, stay steady and look carefully where you put your feet.
5. Preventing Falls: Alert Others: Repair or report the hazard.
6. Preventing Falls: Wear appropriate Footwear.
7. Spills and Slips: Wet surfaces are one of the main causes of on-the-job falls.
8. Spills and Slips: To reduce slip hazards, clean up spills fast.
9. Spills and Slips: Take care around wet surfaces.
10. Spills and Slips: Slow down, keep a firm footing and maintain your balance.
11. More Safety Tip: Walking with caution is the number one way to prevent slips.
12. More Safety Tip: Walk slowly and carefully.
13. More Safety Tip: Use handrails on stairs.
14. More Safety Tip: Take one step at a time.
15. More Safety Tip: Do not carry large loads that you can't see around.
16. More Safety Tip: Make wide turns at corners, so you can have a view of what's ahead.
17. More Safety Tip: Make sure your path is well lit.
18. More Safety Tip: Walking into a brightly lit room from the darkness can temporarily blind you. Slow down or stop until your eyes adjust so you can see where you are going.
19. More Safety Tip: Turn on the light before you enter the room. Never walk into a dark room.
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