Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace – A study shows that about 25% of employees have suffered a slip, trip, and fall injury in the workplace. The number of employees who will have suffered these types of injuries is increasing every year. There are many reasons for these slips, trips, and falls. If you are a manager of a company, you can see that these injuries are not only dangerous but also expensive. And for the injured employees, it will be quite stressful.
If you want to protect yourself, there are many steps that you can take to avoid slips, trips, and falls. But as a preventive measure, you can also keep a good posture and good practice walking.
Slips, trips, and falls can also be fatal. A study done by the Harvard School of Public Health showed that there is a high rate of accidental deaths in the workplace. If you are looking for the reasons for these deaths, you can see that falls account for about 90% of accidental deaths. So, it is better if you take these as preventable injuries. If you can avoid slips, trips, and falls, your company can save money by cutting down on injuries and illnesses, and you can protect your employees.
Slips, trips, and falls in the workplace can be dangerous. If you want to avoid these kinds of injuries, make sure to use these tips.
Good Posture – The neck needs to have a straight back. When you hold your neck, lift the chin to your chest and don’t allow it to hunch. As you put your head into the palm of your hand, you can feel your neck muscles stretch and then relax again. It will take some practice, but good posture will help you to avoid injuries.
A slip may result in various injuries that one may have such as a wrist injury, a knee injury, etc. The workplace usually involves various hazardous situations that workers may have to face such as a long working hours with poor lighting conditions, working in a cluttered place, lack of clear paths and steps in place, and various tools and equipment present. In order to make the working place safe, workers and employers have to be aware of various ways in which workers or workers may be injured. These workplace injuries may be classified into various types such as occupational injuries, non-occupational injuries, and injuries due to natural hazards.
In this work, our objective was to investigate and determine various slip incidents and risks in the workplace and to analyze the causes of such incidents and slips. We would discuss the problems and risks of these incidents and the ways in which these slip incidents may lead to accidents and injuries. This is done to determine various slip risks and slip incidents in the workplace to aid in the prevention of slip incidents and to improve safety.
We found that there were various slip risks and slip incidents in the workplace in all four major industries. The most common type of slip risks and slip incidents found was from flooring slipperiness. This was followed by electrical hazards that may cause falls. The major slip incidents that we encountered were from slips and falls and from electrical hazards, slips and falls, and equipment. Our study also found that slips were the cause of injury to workers. Slips at the workplace contributed to occupational injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and death. This report will be of assistance to health professionals in managing workplace accidents and injuries, as well as in reducing occupational accidents, injuries, and death in the workplace.