WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT SLIPS, TRIPS, AND FALLS?

11/28/2018

WORK AREA
  • Wear appropriate slip-resistant shoes.
  • Slow down to negotiate turns, corners, obstacles, and areas of limited visibility. 
  • Keep workspace and walkways clean, clear, and well tit for your visitors.

WET FLOORS

  • Clean up wet areas and immediately
  • Make sure signs warn others of the danger of wet surfaces when mopping.
  • Use caution in areas when wet floors are likely: entrances, restrooms, and mopped floors.

PARKING LOT AND GROUNDS

  • Stay for uneven surfaces
  • Watch for curbs and potholes when moving between vehicles.
  • Assume there is ice if the temperature is close to freezing; slow down and take short strides.

STAIRS

  • Take only one step a time
  • Keep one hand free to grasp the handrail
  • Limit your load and make sure your vision is not obstructed.

CORDS

  • Do not allow electrical cords or other objects to extend across a walkway.
  • Tie up any cords that might pose a trip hazard
  • Tape down or secure cords temporarily located in traffic areas.

LADDERS

  • Stand on a ladder instead of a chair, table, bucket, or box
  • Use the correct ladder for the job
  • Never step on the top platform of any ladder, including a stepladder.

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