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Our blog discussing workplace safety opportunities in Nova Scotia and around the world.

This winter, put a freeze on slips, trips, and falls

During the winter months, injuries due to slips, trips, and falls increase in the workplace.

  • Slips, trips, and falls are the second most common injury event. 
  • The average cost of benefits for time-loss claims due to slips, trips, or falls is $7,807.87. 
  • On average, each slip, trip, or fall injury results in 74 days lost from work. 

The good news is that there’s lots workplaces can do to reduce the risk of slip and fall injuries.

Inside the workplace be sure to:

  • Clean up spills right away, and post a hazard sign
  • Make sure cords and cables don’t cross walking paths
  • Keep file drawers closed, and keep hallways and stairwells clear
  • Only carry what you can safely handle

Outside the workplace make sure to:

  • Maintain three points of contact when entering and exiting vehicles or equipment
  • Make sure outdoor work areas have adequate lighting
  • Wear shoes with a non-slip tread
  • Have a plan to manage ice and snow removal

Join the many leaders making it their business to prevent slips, trips, and falls in their workplaces—and the impacts they can have on workers and their families.  Visit our Slips, Trips and Falls page to order safety decals, download digital graphics for your workplace TVs, a risk mapping tool, tip sheets and more. 


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