Slips, Trips, and Falls

What are the Risk Factors?

  • Slippery surfaces due to water, grease or other food items.
  • Unexpected obstacles in walkways.
  • Uneven walking surfaces such as worn tile, mats and carpets, or brick and pavement.

Injury Prevention Strategies for Slips, Trips and Falls Hazards

  1. Conduct regular, frequent inspections of working and walking areas to identify hazards which could cause slips, trips or falls.
  2. Repair or replace walking surfaces which present a risk for trips and falls. Immediately highlight the damaged area as a temporary means to prevent injury.
  3. Advise personnel to wear proper footwear for better traction on slippery surfaces.

Resources and Training Guides

Watch Your Step: Food and Beverage Industry

Injury Prevention in Restaurants and Kitchens (presentation)