Slips, trips and falls are the outcome or the result. The cause is a problem with “balance, traction or grip”.
So, while someone might very well think that hazard removal is the responsibility of the employer, very few people think it’s the company’s responsibility to keep their balance for them or maintain their grip or test it before they commit their weight. Furthermore, getting employees to focus on the cause (loss of balance), over which they have a lot of control, will be a start in terms of helping them to prevent making errors or mistakes with balance, traction or grip. However, that won’t be enough.
There are 4 states or human factors that cause 4 critical errors. This state to error risk pattern is involved in over 95% of all accidental acute injuries, whether they be at work, at home, in the community or on the road. We need something to trigger on before we make the error. In this article, you will learn how to self-trigger on the states and other techniques to avoid those momentary losses of balance that happen daily.
Content details of “Slips, Trips and Falls: Paradigm Shift”
- Author: Larry Wilson
- Format: PDF file
- Length: 4 pages
- File size: 1.81 mb
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Do you want to know even more about slips, trips and falls and what you can do about them? Get some practical advice on how to reduce slips, trips and falls and help your employees to do the same by having a look at our safety guide “Solving Slips, Trips and Falls Once and For All” right here.