Safe & Sound

Stand Up to Falls

Slips, trips and falls are one of the leading causes on injury at a work place and one of the most preventable.  Be cautious and follow these steps to lesson your chance of having a slip trip of fall injury:

  • Secure electrical and phone cords away from walking areas, such as hallways or in front of your desk.
  • Use non-skid rugs and be sure to tape them down to prevent rolling.
  • Keep drawers and cabinets closed when you’re not using them.
  • Wear proper footwear, paying special attention to outdoor conditions.
  • Clean up any spills immediately and include warning signage if necessary.
  • Refrain from walking while distracted. Stay focused on your surroundings.
  • Ensure there is adequate lighting.
  • Don’t carry more than you can handle — large loads can obstruct your vision and affect your balance.
  • Get your vision checked regularly. If you take any medication, discuss common side effects such as dizziness and drowsiness with your doctor.