Tips for slip, trip, and fall prevention week

By: June 18th, 2012 Email This Post Print This Post

The National Safety Council (NSC) reminds that week 3 of June National Safety Month is Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls (STF) week.

Here is a list of the Council’s STF tips to share with your co-workers.

  • Keep floors and stairs clean and clear of clutter
  • Maintain good lighting both indoors and on outdoor walkways
  • Secure electrical and phone cords out of traffic areas
  • Use non-skid throw rugs in potentially slippery places
  • Install handrails on stairways
  • Use a sturdy step stool when climbing or reaching for high places
  • Clean up all spills immediately
  • Wear sensible footwear
  • Never stand on a chair, table or surface on wheels
  • Arrange furniture to provide open pathways to walk through
  • Be aware that alcohol or other drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter medicine, can affect your balance and increase risk of falling

Download the the NSC Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls fact sheet by clicking here.

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