SISD Risk Management Safety Division "Slips, Trips and Falls"
"Slips, Trips & Falls" Objective SISD Risk Management is committed to providing a safe work environment for all its employees. This training program will, via lecture and handouts, assist all SISD employees employ best safe practices in their employment.
"Slips, Trips & Falls" Brinkley died Wednesday night at his home in Houston of complications from a fall, ABC News said Thursday. June 12, 2003
"Slips, Trips & Falls" Every time you take a step—you are at risk for a potentially serious slip, trip, or fall. Next to motor vehicles, falls have been the most important cause of death and injury in the United States. #1 cause of injury at SISD.
"Slips, Trips & Falls" Nationally, slips and falls account for 23% of the number and 26% of the cost of W/C accidents. SISD: 15.56% & 4.55 % $11,776 (Oct. 04-April 05)
"Slips, Trips & Falls" Types of Falls Fall on the same level: Higher incidence of occurrence Lower severity of injury Fall to a lower level: Lower incidence of occurrence Higher severity of injury
"Slips, Trips & Falls" Reasons Lack of safety awareness Unsafe behaviors (acts) Unsafe conditions Carelessness
"Slips, Trips & Falls" Contributing Factors Slippery Surfaces Wrong Footwear Distractions Sudden Stops Walking too fast or running. Rapid change of direction. Poor Housekeeping.
"Slips, Trips & Falls" Coefficient of Friction The friction between the soles of your shoes and the walking surface determines whether you will slip.
"Slips, Trips & Falls" • The Cost of Carelessness • Pain • Disability • Medical Appointments • Lost Income • Lost Leisure Time
"Slips, Trips & Falls" Prevention Stay Focused Rest Body & Mind Manage Your Stress Be Careful With Medications
"Slips, Trips & Falls" Prevention (cont’d) Be Careful!! Clean up/Report Problems. Wear the Right Shoes. Slow Down. Clean Clutter.
"Slips, Trips & Falls" Thank You!! ?’S