Presentation on theme: "SA29T1 Slips, Trips & Falls. SA29T1 Main Causes of Inside Slips and Falls Flooring Type Floor Condition and Materials Change in Elevations Slippery or."— Presentation transcript:
SA29T1 Main Causes of Inside Slips and Falls Flooring Type Floor Condition and Materials Change in Elevations Slippery or Unclean Surface Cords or objects Loose Mats Poor Lighting Footwear Type Lack of Signage Being in a Hurry Inattention
SA29T1 Main Causes of Outdoor Slips and Falls Slippery or uncleared pathways Change in elevation Wearing improper shoes in winter conditions Carrying too many objects so hands are not free to hold onto handrails Not walking on designated, cleared pathways Being in a hurry or inattention
SA29T1 What Can You Do to Prevent Hazards or Reduce Your Chance for Injury? Here are some reminders we can all use when practicing good housekeeping: Keep hallways and aisleways clear of obstructions Use safe work practices (i.e. dont try to carry too much at a time) Report unsafe conditions, slippery floors or related hazards immediately so they can be evaluated for possible solutions Place wet floor caution signs as soon as possible in wet locations Wear proper work shoes Pay attention to your surroundings Slow down, allow yourself enough time
SA29T1 Indoor Solutions - Wet Floors Use of appropriate cleaning products Clean work surfaces/floors according to recommended schedules Use proper size and number of wet floor signs Remove signs when area is dry Tell supervisor when a slippery spot is recognized Have someone stay in area to direct people around the wet spot while signage is obtained Wear proper shoes (Ex., in kitchen areas wear slip-resistant shoes)
SA29T1 Indoor Solutions - Trip On/Over an Item Remove clutter (multiple electrical cords, telephones cords, boxes) Keep floors in halls and corridors free of objects or obstructions Make sure mats are secured to floor surfaces with tape or backing
SA29T1 Outdoor Solutions Make management aware of any area that is slippery, or has not been cleared of ice/snow properly Wear shoes with good traction (wearing a pair of socks over your shoes will help, also) Be alert for invisible ice Walk on cleared pathways Allow extra time to reach your destination
SA29T1 Footwear Factors to Consider The type of shoes you wear can significantly affect the likelihood of a slip or fall. Consider the following factors when selecting footwear for work-related activities: Material of Shoes Pattern of Sole Environmental Factors When wearing slip-resistant shoes, look for shoes which have rubber sole material and a tread pattern which extends over the entire sole and heel area, and are flat.