What is your Slip trip and fall training.pptx by TPenney


									        What is your Gait?
    Prevent Slips Trips and Falls

Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents

While employees are encouraged to avoid walking on slippery
surfaces such as ice or a recently mopped floor, they can be
trained on how to adjust their gait if they must walk on these areas.
When walking on a slippery floor, the risk of a fall is reduced if the
person shortens her stride, walks more slowly, and places her feet
flat on the ground as opposed to letting only the heel of the shoe
initially contact the floor surface. On an extremely slippery surface,
it can also be helpful to point the toes slightly to the sides,
walking like a penguin with a short stride.
         Costs of STFs
• To the            To the worker:
  employer:           Lost wages &
  – Loss of           out-of-pocket
    & business
  – Increased         Pain
    industrial        Temporary or
    insurance         permanent
    premiums          disability
  – Costs             Reduced quality
    with training     of life
    replacement       Depression
    worker            Death
       Typical Injury Sites
•   Knee, ankle and/or foot
•   Wrist &/or elbow
•   Back &/or shoulder
•   Hip
•   Head
• Slip               • Trip           Two types
   – Too little         – Foot or       Fall at
     friction or          lower leg
     traction             hits object
                                        same level
                                         Fall to same
     between              & upper        walking or
     feet                 body           working surface,
                                         or fall into or
     (footwear)           continues      against objects
     &                    moving,        above same
     walking/wor          resulting
     king surface,        in loss of
     resulting in         balance
     loss of            – Stepping     Fall to
     balance              down to      lower level
                          lower          Fall to level
                          surface &      below walking
                                         or working
                          losing         surface
        Falls and Assessment of
            Walking Surfaces

Why we train our staff and look at education prevention– Simple
Injury Prevention prioritizing your efforts and ensuring you give
enough information, support and coaching to supervisors and
workers to tackle a single or just a few issues will drive enough of an
improvement to motivate your crews to take on another.
            Even Icy roads can cause slip related injuries
          Causes of Slips
• Wet product or
  spills on smooth
  floors or walking
   –   Water
   –   Mud
   –   Grease
   –   Oil
   –   Food
   –   Blood
   –   Rig Chemicals
          Causes of Slips
• Metal surfaces
   – Dock boards & dock plates
   – Platforms
   – Sidewalk & road covers
• Mounting & dismounting vehicles
  & equipment
• Climbing ladders
• Loose, irregular surfaces such as
   In the field, you can’t control the ground
 conditions, but you can make good choices to
minimize potential risks and ensure you are well
          prepared for the challenges.
       Causes of Trips

• Uncovered hoses, cables, wires or
  extension cords across aisles or
• Clutter, obstacles in aisles,
  walkway & work areas
• Open cabinet, file or desk
  drawers & doors
  PPE & Risk Assessment
Ensure your footwear supports your
feet properly.
• Appropriate tread
• Secure upper

Carry loads close to your body and
secured to avoid
• unexpected weight movement.

Continuously assess the terrain and
make appropriate choices.
Practical Prevention Ideas
Safe Movement Habits.
• Learn how to move your body to
minimize wear and tear (e.g. do not
• Warm-up and stretch to prepare
your body for activity.
• Incorporate lower body stabilization
exercises into your regular routine.
• Practice specific trunk (core)
exercises to help support the low back.
Supervisor Observations
• Are people warmed up and
prepared for activity?
• Are worker’s boots in good repair
with adequate ankle support?

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