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Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls - Supervisor Briefing

Author: Jennifer Brantley

Employee slips, trips and falls occur frequently in the workplace. Not only are they the most common OSHA-cited violations, but they also lead to the highest number of workers' compensation cases, costing companies millions of dollars each year. Employers work hard each year to avoid these types of accidents; however, slips, trips and falls still rank high in terms of employee incidents. This briefing looks at how the employer can keep slips, trips and falls from happening by reviewing the following:

  1. Differentiating Between a Slip, Trip and Fall
  2. Potential Causes of Slips, Trips and Falls
  3. Types of Injuries Resulting From Slips, Trips and Falls
  4. Prevention of Slips, Trips and Falls
  5. Test Yourself