Do these stories of slips, trips and falls sound familiar? Are they happening at your company? Let’s take a closer look at the causes — everything from slippery surfaces (the wet floor), to a blocked walkway (the hose), a head knocker (the angle iron), and failure to wear fall protection. And when studying causes, remember, they can be both conditional and behavioral.
Sounds like a matter of common sense, but of course it’s not always done. We read papers as we walk down the hall, look at someone else, or simply don’t watch the path ahead or look down to see tripping hazards.