Mitigating Risks that Lead to Slips, Trips & Falls
Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses three of the most common reasons why severe injuries and fatalities happen on a job site.
- By Sydny Shepard
- May 09, 2022
Have you ever lost your balance while confidently walking somewhere and for a split second you aren’t quite sure if you will stay upright or go tumbling to the ground? That split second of fear is elongated by the thoughts that run through your head and the pain that hits your chest. For some, the second ends and they regain their balance but for others they fall leading to serious injuries or even worse.
Slips, trips and falls sound like small hazards—everyone loses their balance from time to time, right? Well, not exactly. According to NIOSH data from 2019, 27 percent of the 888,220 nonfatal injuries resulting in days away from work were related to slips, trips and falls.
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Sydny Shepard is the former editor of Occupational Health & Safety.