slips trips and falls n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Slips, Trips, and Falls PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Slips, Trips, and Falls

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 25
keaton

Slips, Trips, and Falls - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

76 Views
Download Presentation
Slips, Trips, and Falls
An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author. While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. Slips, Trips, and Falls

  2. Fall Factors • Friction • Momentum • Gravity 1a

  3. What happens when you slip • Loss of balance caused by too little friction • Loss of traction • Wet surfaces • Spills 2a

  4. What happens when you slip • Weather hazards • Potential solutions • Practice safe walking skills • Clean up spills • Keep grease off shop floors • Be cautious on smooth surfaces 2b

  5. Preventing slips • Use appropriate footwear • Increase friction between shoes and walking surface 3a

  6. Preventing slips • Strap-on cleats • Proper footwear selection 3b

  7. Why trips occur • When a person trips: • Worker’s foot hits an object • Balance is thrown off • Creates momentum to fall 4a

  8. Why trips occur • Cluttered work areas • Poor lighting • Area has loose footing 4b

  9. Why trips occur • Worker is in a hurry • Worker is inattentive 4c

  10. Preventing trips • Ensure you can see over the load you are carrying • Ensure adequate lighting • Keep work areas free of clutter/litter 5a

  11. Preventing trips • Keep furniture out of walkways/traffic areas • Tape down extension cords/keep out of walkways 5b

  12. Preventing trips • Eliminate loose footing on stairs, steps, floors • Properly store ramps and gangplanks in loading dock areas 5c

  13. Why falls occur • Person moves too far away from center of balance • Caused by: • Makeshift ladders • Misuse of ladders • Poor climbing habits • Improper scaffolding use 6a

  14. Preventing falls • Don’t jump from elevations • Docks • Trucks • Work stages • Ensure adequate lighting 7a

  15. Preventing falls • Repair or report loose or broken stairs, handrails • Don’t use stairs/aisles as storage areas • Wear appropriate footwear 7b

  16. Prevent injury on stairs • Use handrails whenever possible • Walk up and down stairs; don’t run • Ensure you can see over the load you are carrying 8a

  17. Prevent injury on stairs • Report unsafe conditions, including broken: • Stair treads • Floor boards • Handrails 8b

  18. Ladder and scaffold safety • Don’t use makeshift ladders • Piling up boxes, chairs, benches • Inspect ladders before use • Missing or broken rungs 9a

  19. Ladder and scaffold safety • Face the ladder when climbing • Use both hands on ladders • Hoist materials up to you 9b

  20. Ladder and scaffold safety • Keep your center of balance on ladder • Adjust position of ladder - don’t overreach • Use the four-to-one rule • For every foot up, have 3 inches (1/4 foot) out 9c

  21. Ladder and scaffold safety • One person at a time on a ladder • Don’t stand on top step of ladder • Stay away from ladders to avoid falling objects 9d

  22. Ladder and scaffold safety • Check scaffolding daily for defects • Clear work surfaces of snow, ice, slippery material 9e

  23. Ladder and scaffold safety • Respect the load limits of scaffolds • Lock wheels/casters on mobile scaffolding • Use proper PPE 9f

  24. Summary of main points • Fall factors • Why slips occur • Why trips occur 10a

  25. Summary of main points • Why falls occur • Hazards of stairs • Ladder and scaffold safety 10b