Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls are covered under OSHA’s walking/working surface standard. This section deals specifically with guarding floor and wall openings and holes, stairs and other slip, trip and fall hazards that workers may face.

Two bridge construction workers were injured, one critically so, after a steel-reinforced concrete support beam weighing at least 60,000 pounds fell 40 feet in Surprise, AZ.

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Here we have a photograph of a worker who not only is working backwards on a stepladder, but also on one whose rear rails are hanging over a wall.

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When people think of major hazards in the workplace, poor housekeeping likely isn’t the first thing to spring to mind, but a cluttered, disorganized workplace can lead to deadly consequences.

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What is wrong with the way this construction worker is navigating the workplace?

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In the workplace, spills happen, whether as a result of unsafe storage of materials, poor housekeeping, or leaks in equipment or lines. Here are seven statistics relating to workplace leaks and spills.

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Great fall protection programs include more than harnesses.
Improper fall protection is one of the most cited and fined violations in the United States and Canada, and for good reason. This program covers how to get it right.
 

Step One: Hazard Assessment (Day 1-5)
When it comes …

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Use this checklist to ensure floor and wall openings are maintained and your workers are protected.

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According to OSHA’s area director, the death of a worker who fell while loading a tanker truck could have been prevented with basic protection.

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Slipping is a major cause of injuries, both at home and at work. Here are seven statistics and facts on slipping hazards.

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