The Quincy Area Safety Council promotes safety in the community through a variety of programs and activities, such as safety grants, the Safe Employer Award, a Safety poster contest, and the Safe Kids program.
In 2011, slips,
trips and falls were the second most common event or
exposure leading to a work injury or illness (behind
overexertion/bodily reaction), accounting for an incidence
rate of 29.7 injuries per 10,000 full-time workers, according
to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Folks don’t understand how big of a deal it is as far as
how many people are getting injured, As a result, they don’t spend much time thinking about what they can do to fix it.
Injury figures related to slips, trips and falls seem to suggest
that workers still have not quite mastered walking.
We do walk all the time, so why can’t we walk without falling.
It’s a great challenge to understand.
• Injuries from slips, trips and falls are likely to occur due to the frequency with which employees are exposed to the hazard.
• Well-maintained floors and a good cleaning program can help
reduce slip, trip and fall hazards.
• Employee involvement is vital to slip, trip and fall prevention, stakeholders say
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