April 1, 2005  


ES&H Safety Tip of the Week: Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls are among the most common kinds of accidents at SLAC. Even worse, they are among the most common kinds of accidents causing death or disability.

Remember to pay attention to your surroundings. The SLAC site has many sloped walkways that can lead to slips, trips and falls.

Photo by Diana Rogers

Keep your work area clear—especially aisles, walkways and stairs. Make sure that stairs, ladders and guardrails are in good condition. Wear sensible shoes with nonskid soles and flat heels, and be especially careful around wet or slippery surfaces.

Most important, pay attention. Check the areas you are entering. Look for hazards. Keep your mind on what you are doing and where you are going. That’s the best way to maintain your balance and your safety.

For more information take Course 293, Stairway and Ladder Safety, or Course 294, Walking and Working Surfaces. If you have any questions call the Safety Service Desk at Ext. 4554.

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Last update Wednesday March 30, 2005 by Emily Ball