Slips, Trips and Falls Hurt
A Slip, Trip or Fall puts additional force on your body in negative ways including causing both mechanical and functional damage.
A Slip or Trip can injure soft tissues and joints, making them sore and stiff.
A Fall is more serious.
Falling Forward—can affect arms and travel up to the shoulders, neck and upper spine.
Falling Backward—can knock your pelvis out from its normal position (when you fall on your behind) and hurt your lower back.
Yes, STF are Preventable
- Good housekeeping
- Safe walking practices
- Wear proper footwear
- Training and education
- A workplace design to prevent hazards
- Know how to fall properly
- Watch where you are walking!
Everyone Has a Duty to Promote a Safe Work Environment Including Preventing Slip, Trip and Falls