Slips, Trips & Falls

Safety level

Stats you should know

  • 1,310 Nova Scotians were injured seriously enough when they slipped and fell at work last year to require time off to recover. 
  • Slips, trips and falls were the second most common injury event in 2022.
  • Claims in 2022 resulting from a slip, trip or fall on ice totaled $1,075,702 in benefit payments and 8,389 days from work.
  • The average cost of benefits for time-loss claims due to a work-related slip, trip, or fall is $7,807.
  • On average, each slip, trip and fall injury results in 74 days lost from work. 

Here’s the good news: There are many simple steps you can take to help protect you, your employees and customers from a slip, trip or fall. We've compiled these resources to get you started.

Digital Screens

If you have digital screens in your workplace, you can download and add any of these graphics or videos to remind everyone to help keep your workplace safe from slips and falls.

Door Decals

To help you turn wet and slippery into safe and sound, we are offering decals for your doorways or other high-traffic areas. These double sided window clings remind your employees and visitors to watch their step and should be placed in entrances and exits. To order yours, send us an email with the details requested we'll mail them to you.


Workplace Poster 

Download and print, or request printed posters delivered to your workplace. 


Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls at Work

This useful checklist is an excellent quick reference tool to get you going right away on clearing up hazards in your workplace.

Discussion Guide

Both a conversation starter and educational tool, this guide is a great way to engage your employees in group safety awareness activities.


Risk Mapping Tool

Identify, assess, and control hazards in your workplace.

This robust tool is designed to help identify problem areas in your workplace, as well serving as a proactive inspection resource.

Email Tag Line

Keep safety top of mind. Encourage positive behaviour with this email tagline:

Slips, trips and falls are a major cause of injuries for Nova Scotia workers. Stop a workplace slip or fall before it happens. Learn more at 


Make the right call. Call 1-800-9Labour for workplace and public space safety issues, concerns and regulations. 1-800-952-2687



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