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Slips and Falls AMS 2005 Tech App Information Provided by: Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission
Danger Wet floors without signs may cause danger. Snowy weather is also a danger when entering a building without wiping your feet.
Important It is important to spot unsafe conditions, which may lead to slips and falls, and prevent them before they happen.
Things You Need To Know Approximately 13% of all Workers’ Compensation cases are due to slips and falls. Wiping your feet before entering a building is good to avoid falls. Pick up any loose material that may cause you to fall.
Ways to Avoid Slips And Falls Clean off shoes and boots after walking in snow. Walk slowly into a building after it rains. Be aware of water, food, grease, oil, sawdust, soap and other debris on the floor. Walk safely, deliberately, and avoiding sharp changes in direction keeps everyone safe.
Other hazards to look for…. Trash Extension cords Tools Carts
Hazard Report any equipment left in walkways. If items are small, pick them up. Make sure trash ends up in the trash can and not on the floor for someone to trip on.
Shortcuts through machine areas invite accidents. Be sure to stay in the aisles and walkways. Focus on the task at hand – when we lose concentration we make ourselves vulnerable to unsafe conditions.
Things That Will Help You If available, use handrails, especially when there is a slippery surface. Stay on sidewalks and walkways. You can also use an elevator if it is available. When a load is too bulky or heavy to go up or downstairs by ourselves, ask for help.
Ladders Never climb a ladder placed near machinery. Never place a ladder by crates or boxes. DON’T Overreach. The worst falls, which can lead to serious injury or death, are from ladders and scaffolding.
Ladders Use a ladder that is placed on a firm surface, the correct length and in good condition. Keep the ladders base 1 foot away from the wall for every 4 feet of height. Losing our balance, climbing the ladder with our hands full, or carrying tools in our hands instead of the correct pouch can cause injury.
Do’s and Don’ts DON’T carry things with you on ladders. Do get someone to hold it. DON’T stand on very top of ladder.
Safety Practices Be on the look out for unsafe conditions which may lead to slips and falls. Watch out for foreign substances on the floor. Clean footwear thoroughly when entering a building.
Safety Practices Keep walkways and aisles clear of trash and potential hazards. Use handrails on stairs or ramps. Ask for help when a load is heavy or bulky, or use an elevator.
Safety Practices Practice ladder safety. Be sure scaffolds are properly assembled. Remember safe lifting techniques.
You should never wipe your feet after it rains. True False CONTINUE
You should keep walkways clear from: A: Trash B: Grease C: Oil D: All of the Above CONTINUE
Which of the following is correct? A: Approximately 13% of all Workers Compensation is caused by slips and falls.A: Approximately 13% of all Workers Compensation is caused by slips and falls B: Never clean off shoes after walking in snow.B: Never clean off shoes after walking in snow. C: Don’t use handrails on stairs. D: Wet floors without signs won’t cause danger.D: Wet floors without signs won’t cause danger. CONTINUE
Which of the following is wrong? A: To avoid slips and falls beware of deposits of oil and grease.A: To avoid slips and falls beware of deposits of oil and grease. B: Never wipe your feet. C: Check for grease and oil. D: Use handrails to avoid falls. CONTINUE
Which doesn’t belong? A: Falling can hurt you. B: You should always check floors to make sure there is no slippery items on the ground. C: Walk very fast on wet floors. D: All of the above. Last Slide