Sprains and Strains
Bruises and Contusions
Abrasions and Lacerations
Typical Injury Sites
Knee, ankle or foot
Wrist or elbow
Back or shoulder
SLIP - too little friction or traction between feet and walking or working surface, resulting in loss of balance.
TRIP - Foot or lower leg hits object and upper body continues moving, resulting in loss of balance.
-Stepping down to lower surface and losing balance.
FALL - occurs when too far off center of balance
1. Fall at same level
2. Fall to lower level
Ways to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls
1. Where possible, avoid walking on wet/slippery surfaces; wipe off the bottom of wet footwear.
2. Use flashlights or helmet lights to stay clear of holes or floor openings, wet or slippery surfaces, and debris or equipment.
3. Do not step on any surface until you have visually inspected it to ensure there are no holes or weak spots and that it can support workers and their equipment.
4. Never carry equipment or loads in your hands when climbing ladders.
5. Wear backpacks and tool belts to hold equipment and keep both hands free.
6. Use fall protection when walking or performing emergency response activities near unprotected edges of elevated surfaces.
7. Use communication devices, particularly hands-free devices, for contacting employers/incident commanders and other workers about slip, trip and fall hazards.
Do all employees fully understand slip, trip and falling hazards, and the preventive measures?
Are there factors which can cause accidents to happen?
List the factors observed
Are there recent accidents occurred?
Are there any other concerns?
By signing this, you confirm that the information discussed during this meeting were fully understood.