Slips Trips And Falls

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Published on August 4, 2007

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Why we fall and the stats

Slip, Trips and Falls Presented by Bill Taylor Over 20% Of all Accidents Second Only to Auto Accidents

Can you walk? Most of us are very experienced walkers. After all, we've been walking almost all of our lives. So why is it that simply putting one foot in front of the other to get from place to place results in so many injuries? After all, slips, trips and falls are a major cause of injuries, both at work and away from work.

Most of us are very experienced walkers. After all, we've been walking almost all of our lives. So why is it that simply putting one foot in front of the other to get from place to place results in so many injuries? After all, slips, trips and falls are a major cause of injuries, both at work and away from work.

Slips, Trips and Falls - Deadly! According to OSHA, Slip, Trips and Falls cause 15% of all accidental deaths, second only to motor vehicles.

According to OSHA, Slip, Trips and Falls cause 15% of all accidental deaths, second only to motor vehicles.

Slips, Trips and Falls - Dangerous Nationally, 20% of all injuries are caused by slips, trips and falls.

Nationally, 20% of all injuries are caused by slips, trips and falls.

In an CAL-OSHA study from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2000, with a total of 329 accidents, there were 75 which were slips and falls which is 22% of the total. Change to MSHA CAL-OSHA Study

In an CAL-OSHA study from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2000, with a total of 329 accidents, there were 75 which were slips and falls which is 22% of the total.

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Admittedly, some of these injuries involve falls from ladders, buildings, or other heights. However, most of them are injuries to folks just walking from one place to another, why does this happen? Can you walk?

Admittedly, some of these injuries involve falls from ladders, buildings, or other heights. However, most of them are injuries to folks just walking from one place to another, why does this happen?

We all recognize that the winter months are especially hazardous due to the presence of ice and snow, but there are many other factors that contribute to slips, trips and falls: Some Things That Help Us Fall

We all recognize that the winter months are especially hazardous due to the presence of ice and snow, but there are many other factors that contribute to slips, trips and falls:

Loose, irregular surfaces such as gravel, shifting floor tiles, and uneven sidewalks, can make it difficult to maintain your footing. Some Things That Help Us Fall

Loose, irregular surfaces such as gravel, shifting floor tiles, and uneven sidewalks, can make it difficult to maintain your footing.

Oil, grease and other spilled liquids can make walking surfaces extremely slick. Some Things That Help Us Fall

Oil, grease and other spilled liquids can make walking surfaces extremely slick.

Stairs can present a special challenge, especially stairs that are taller, shorter, or have a smaller tread depth, or are otherwise irregular. Some Things That Help Us Fall

Stairs can present a special challenge, especially stairs that are taller, shorter, or have a smaller tread depth, or are otherwise irregular.

Obstructed aisles or walkways present tripping hazards or require frequent changes of direction, throwing you off balance. Some Things That Help Us Fall

Obstructed aisles or walkways present tripping hazards or require frequent changes of direction, throwing you off balance.

Insufficient light can make it difficult to see obstacles and notice changes in the walking surface. Some Things That Help Us Fall

Insufficient light can make it difficult to see obstacles and notice changes in the walking surface.

Shoes with slick soles provide insufficient traction, while platform shoes and high heels increase your vulnerability to uneven surfaces. Some Things That Help Us Fall

Shoes with slick soles provide insufficient traction, while platform shoes and high heels increase your vulnerability to uneven surfaces.

Moving too fast increases the likelihood you will misjudge a step or encounter a hazard before you have a chance to notice it. Some Things That Help Us Fall

Moving too fast increases the likelihood you will misjudge a step or encounter a hazard before you have a chance to notice it.

Carrying large items can both obstruct your vision and impair your balance. Some Things That Help Us Fall

Carrying large items can both obstruct your vision and impair your balance.

Inattention and distraction interfere with your awareness of all of these hazards and increase your risk of injury. Some Things That Help Us Fall

Inattention and distraction interfere with your awareness of all of these hazards and increase your risk of injury.

In the 35-44 age group, the ninth leading cause of Injury Death was “Unintentional Fall” with 647 deaths In the 45-54 age group, the fifth leading cause of Injury Death was “Unintentional Fall” with 1024 deaths In the 55-64 age group, the third leading cause of Injury Death was “Unintentional Fall” with 1004 deaths Most of the CAL-OSHA population falls in the 35-64 age group More than 40% of our Lost Time and Restricted Work Injuries were a result of Slips, Trips, and Falls Remember Year 2000

In the 35-44 age group, the ninth leading cause of Injury Death was “Unintentional Fall” with 647 deaths

In the 45-54 age group, the fifth leading cause of Injury Death was “Unintentional Fall” with 1024 deaths

In the 55-64 age group, the third leading cause of Injury Death was “Unintentional Fall” with 1004 deaths

Most of the CAL-OSHA population falls in the 35-64 age group

More than 40% of our Lost Time and Restricted Work Injuries were a result of Slips, Trips, and Falls

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