John understands what just one slip can mean for a facility. As an environmental health and safety manager in the manufacturing industry, he’s seen not one, not two, but three accidents in his workplace this year that could have been avoided – if only the right prevention methods were in place.
This slips, trips and falls guidebook was created to not only give you a better explanation of what this common workplace safety offender is all about, but to dive deeper into exactly what causes these accidents, what you can do to avoid them and the steps to take when faced with an occurrence at your own facility.
Slip, trip and fall occurrences are no stranger to manufacturing facilities. But how much do you really know about these incidents and the regulations that are in place to keep your workplace safer?
When the safety of your employees is in your hands – and you need to send them home safely every day – you
need a safety program you can trust. These 10 steps can guide you on the ways to preventing slips, trips and falls in your facility.
You know all too well what one glitch in your safety program could lead to. We’ll walk you through the elements that you should consider when working towards a safer and more compliant workplace by preventing slips, trips and falls.
These 10 steps include:
1. Assess Your Workplace
2. Mark Aisles and Passageways
3. Provide Traction on Slippery Surfaces
4. Improve Stair Safety
5. Mark Emergency Evacuation Routes
6. Post Safety Signs and Labels
7. Warn of Temporary Hazards
8. Inspect Scaffolds and Ladders
9. Control and Clean Oil and Spills
10. Train Employees
Table of Contents
What You Need to Know About Slips, Trips and Falls
The Safety, Productivity and Financial Impacts of Slips, Trips and Falls
Where and How Slips, Trips and Falls Occur
10 Steps to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls
A Slip, Trip or Fall Happens… Now What?
Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention Checklist