Summit’s “TOOLBOX SAFETY TALK”. Slips, Trips and Falls. WELCOME. How does slips, trips and falls affect you?. 700 occupational fatalities in the US each year CFR 1910.22 Lost time Lost production Broken equipment A lifetime of pain!!!!!!!. SLIPS!! .
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Summit’s“TOOLBOX SAFETY TALK” Slips, Trips and Falls WELCOME
How does slips, trips and falls affect you? • 700 occupational fatalities in the US each year • CFR 1910.22 • Lost time • Lost production • Broken equipment • A lifetime of pain!!!!!!!
SLIPS!! Slips: to slide along smoothly resulting in a sudden mishap • Weather conditions • Spills • Stairs • Tools • If you spill something clean it up!
Safe worksites have become death traps when hazards are not corrected! • Poor house keeping • Dangerous surface conditions • Insufficient lighting • Inattention to tasks • Improper footwear
The main causes of slips, trips and falls in the workplace? • Lack of work place inspection • Improper tool storage • Accumulations • Spills
FOOTWEAR • Use good judgement with regard to footwear while on duty. Be certain footwear is in good condition and appropriate to your job function and outside weather condition.
TRIPS!! Trips :to catch the foot on something so as to stumble • Damaged steps • Misplaced items • Inspect steps • Use handrails
WHAT CAN YOU DO? • If something is creating a potential slip, trip, or fall hazard fix it (clean it up - move it) • Place signs to warn others of the potential hazard • If you can not fix it - Place a work order so that you facility manager is aware of the problem
Notify Supervisor • Employees should immediately report all work related injuries to their supervisor • State law requires that injuries should be reported in writing within a limited number of days (varies by state) • Place a work order or use the Report of Unsafe Conditions form to get the problem fixed
Plan and Prepare • Make sure employees understand the consequences. • Impress upon employees. • Use Data • Use the opportunity • Discuss the danger • Discuss prevention • Develop a program