Fall Factors: Understanding And Preventing Slips, Trips And Falls
Concise Length 12 min
Slips, trips and falls result in more than 15 million workplace injuries each year; and unfortunately, injuries related to falls are the second leading cause of on-the-job fatalities. Falls are also the third leading cause of disability among employees. The good news is that these mishaps can be prevented. By understanding how "fall factors" such as balance, gravity, friction and momentum contribute to these incidents, we can take preventative measures to prevent falls. That's the purpose of this program--to prevent fall-related incidents by providing viewers with an understanding of the factors involved in every fall as well as the common hazards and unsafe actions that make a fall much more likely. Also reviewed are the techniques and safe work practices that we can use to control the factors that contribute to slip, trips and falls.