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National Safety Month Week 4: Slips Trips and Falls

Toby Graham /
Worker trips over an electrical cord

Slips, trips, and falls are the #1 reason employees get hurt or killed at work. OSHA expects employers to protect workers from falls, but falls keep happening nonetheless. Organizations just aren’t doing enough to prevent falls, and workers aren’t taking the issue seriously enough.

This has been the case for practically a decade. In fact, falls are such a big deal that they occupy not one, but two spots on the most recent OSHA “Top 10” list.

With falls the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death, this last week of National Safety Month we’ll focus on reducing slips, trips and falls, falls from heights, and how technology can play a role in saving lives.

According to NSC, in 2020…

Falls from Same Level
Workers Died
Workers Were Injured
Falls to Lower Level
Workers Died
Workers Were Injured

Falls can happen anywhere. Whether it’s working at heights or tripping on the same level, you always need to keep your eyes out for hazards. We’ve gathered some tools to help keep your team safe.

Safety Meeting Topics Focusing on Slips, Trips, and Falls

Looking for a topic this week? This is a great time to share how to prevent both falls on the same level and falls from heights. Maybe cover housekeeping best practices. Or the concept of walking-working.

Need more ideas for safety talks? We’ve got 21 of em!

Fall Prevention Resources

Here are some reading materials for you to get smarter on the topic:

KPA: Fall Protection: How to Avoid the Most Common OSHA Violation

OSHA: Fall Protection Resources

Safety + Health: Reducing Slips, Trips, and Falls

In case you missed it, here’s what we’re covering each week of National Safety Month:

Week 1: Musculoskeletal Disorders

Week 2: Workplace Impairment

Week 3: Injury Prevention

Week 4: Slips, Trips, and Falls

Catch all the posts here >>

Stay safe out there!

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