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Slip and Fall Case Study

This case is Nichols v. Board of Trustees, Public Employees' Retirement System, case number A-29-12, in the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Topics: Slips, Trips and Falls

Guidelines to Help Prevent Workplace Slips, Trips and Falls

Before we can address the prevention of slips, trips, and falls (STFs), we need to first understand common causes. Slips, trips and falls may occur when there is a loss of traction between the shoe and the walking surface or inadvertent contact with a fixed or movable object.
Topics: Safety Training Slips, Trips and Falls

Industry Statistics for Slips, Trips and Falls

It’s probably happened to most of us, or at least to someone we know. That moment when your attention lapses for just a second and you’re thinking about a personal problem or distracted by an activity that ends in a slip, trip or fall. It may be a stumble down a stairway, a trip over an electrical cord, or a slip on a spilled liquid. It can end in a variety of regrettable events ranging from a simple bruised elbow to a major life changing injury.
Topics: Safety Training Slips, Trips and Falls