Emergency, Safety, Workplace

How to avoid slips, trips and falls!

Injuries from slips, trips, and falls can include sprains, bruises, concussions, fractures, and even burns and cuts. Further, in restaurants, bars, and pubs, slips, trips, and falls are the costliest workplace incidents. Pain and suffering, disability, stress, and even a loss or change of employment can result.

One-quarter of workplace injuries in restaurants, bars, and pubs are from slips, trips, and falls, costing the industry $20 million in claim costs in the last five years.

Owners, managers, and supervisors need to take an active role in identifying and fixing slip and trip hazards, and workers need to be engaged.

To assist employers in preventing slips, trips, and falls, WorkSafeBC has developed the following resources: Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace, and Kitchen Safety: Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls. These and other resources are available at: worksafebc.com.

Slips, trips, and falls due to wet or greasy floors are common occurrences in kitchens. This video demonstrates safe work procedures to prevent injuries caused by slips, trips, and falls.

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