a yellow sign warning of slippery conditions

HSE Starts Phase Two of 'Shattered Lives'

Britain's Health and Safety Executive launched the second phase of its Shattered Lives campaign on Monday to raise awareness about slips, trips, and falls at UK workplaces. The agency, equivalent to OSHA, said 61 people died and more than 14,000 were seriously injured in a slip, trip, or fall from height in British workplaces last year.

"People often view slips, trips, and falls as trivial incidents, even comical, but they are no joke to those who suffer major injuries, a lifetime of disability, time off work, and, in the worst cases, death," said Marcia Davies, who heads HSE's Injury Reduction Programme. "We want to raise awareness of how these incidents can happen and how they can be easily avoided by taking common sense actions and precautions at no or little cost. If you spot a hazard in your workplace, deal with it. Don't assume that somebody else will. The lives of workers and their families are shattered by the serious consequences of these types of accidents. Simple measures introduced by businesses can make a positive difference to safety in the workplace."

Fatalities and serious injuries arising from slips, trips, and falls cost British society an estimated $1.4 billion last year, according to the agency. The campaign is targeted at seven sectors where such incidents are most common: food retail, catering and hospitality, food and drink manufacturing, building and plant maintenance, construction, health care, and education. HSE's STEP interactive learning package with practical guidance to prevent slips and falls is available at this site.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Everything You Need to Know about Incident investigations

    Need some tips for conducting an incident investigation at work after there’s been an occupational injury or illness, or maybe even a near miss? This guide presents a comprehensive overview of methods of performing incident investigations to lead you through your next steps.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
Bulwark CP

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - October 2020

    October 2020

    Featuring:

    • FACILITY SECURITY
      EHS Compliance: Make it Personal
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      Choosing the Right Safety Shoe for Your Industry
    • HAND PROTECTION
      A Requirements Checklists for Work Safety Gloves
    • COVID-19 MANAGEMENT
      Contemporary Issues in HSE Management
    View This Issue