Falls to the same level hazards

What are the Risk Factors?

  • Unexpected obstacles in walkways.
  • Uneven walking surfaces such as worn or damaged flooring or outdoor landscape.
  • Slippery surfaces due to weather-related conditions such as rain, snow and ice.

Injury Prevention Strategies for Falls to the Same Level Hazards

  1. Conduct regular, frequent inspections of working and walking areas to identify hazards which could cause slips, trips and falls.
  2. Repair or replace walking surfaces which present a risk for trips and falls. Immediately highlight any damaged area as a temporary means to prevent injury.
  3. Wear proper footwear for better traction on slippery surfaces. For rough terrain, wear ankle-supported boots.

Resources and Training Guides

OSHA Slips, Trips and Falls Training https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy06/46e0-ht10-06.html

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls: National Safety Council https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiKjtKm9ZfSAhXp7oMKHT7WDIQQFggtMAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.osha.gov%2Fdte%2Fgrant_materials%2Ffy06%2F46e0-ht10%2Fstf_fg_mod_2.pdf&usg=AFQjCNHG4gvSPlb3NL4xaRB1csq1UTtvAQ&bvm=bv.147448319,d.amc