Due to injuries, fatalities and lost workdays, slips, trips and falls had a $13.7 billion price tag in 2012, according to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Bureau also reported 285,380 nonfatal injuries and 704 fatal injuries that same year.
“While slips, trips, and falls can result in relatively minor injuries like cuts, bruises, strains or sprains, even ‘minor’ injuries can cause considerable pain and inconvenience,” said Jennifer Stroschein, workplace safety editor at J. J. Keller. “Slips, trips and falls can also result in serious lacerations, broken bones, and back or head injuries…injuries that can be debilitating or fatal.”
In response, J. J. Keller and Associates, Inc. has launched two online training courses: Slips and Trips: Workplace Safety and Slips and Trips for Construction. Both programs help employees recognize and avoid slip and trip hazards. They also teach employees to take the proper measures to ensure their safety – and the safety of others – on the job through a focus on simple prevention, like proper footwear, safe walking practices, housekeeping, maintenance, workplace/jobsite design and best practices.
Slips and Trips: Workplace Safety and Slips and Trips for Construction are self-paced training courses available anytime and anywhere there is an internet connection, tailoring the training experience to the user’s availability.
For more information, visit JJKellertraining.com.
About J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Since its beginning as a one-man consulting firm in 1953, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has grown to become the most respected name in safety and regulatory compliance. Now over 1,300 associates strong, J. J. Keller serves over 420,000 customers — including over 90% of the Fortune 1000. The company’s subject-matter expertise spans nearly 1,500 topics and its diverse solutions include training via online courses, streaming video or DVD; online management tools; managed services; consulting services; compliance manuals and instructional publications; E-Logs and mobile technology, forms and supplies.
Safety professionals rely on J. J. Keller™ in-house expertise and its wide selection of products and services to reduce risk and improve regulatory compliance, performance management and operational efficiency. For more information, visit JJKeller.com, JJKellerELogs.com and JJKellerservices.com.