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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 6b

15 Preventing falls Repair or report loose or broken stairs, handrails Don’t use stairs/ aisles as storage areas Wear appropriate footwear 6c

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 7a

17 Prevent injury on stairs Report unsafe conditions, including broken: stair treads floor boards handrails 7b

18 Ladder and scaffold safety Don’t use makeshift ladders piling up boxes, chairs, benches Inspect ladders before use missing or broken rungs 8a

19 Ladder and scaffold safety Face the ladder when climbing Use both hands on ladders Hoist materials up to you 8b

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 8c

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 8d

22 Ladder and scaffold safety Check scaffolding daily for defects Clear work surfaces of snow, ice, slippery material 8e

23 Ladder and scaffold safety Respect the load limits of scaffolds Lock wheels/casters on mobile scaffolding Use proper PPE 8f

24 Summary of main points Fall factors Why slips occur Why trips occur 9a

25 Summary of main points Why falls occur Hazards of stairs Ladder and scaffold safety 9b

26 Fall Protection Click here to continue to the test. Slips, Trips and Falls Test

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