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How to Develop an Effective Slip, Trip & Fall Prevention Program

One-Day (8-hour) Safety Seminar
Course 22

The most common accident type for an employee and a non-employee is the slip and fall, and trip and fall accident. Each year millions of people are injured and thousands of people die - from slip and fall, and trip and fall accidents. These types of accidents result in thousands of lost workdays, long term disability claims, and cost millions of dollars to litigate. Yet, very few organizations, especially those with public exposure, have a program specifically designed to prevent such accidents.

This seminar is for industrial, commercial and retail safety and loss control specialists, insurance underwriters and claims adjusters, and supervisors. Engineers and architects and those in housekeeping services would also find the information useful. At the conclusion of this seminar participants should be able to:

  • Describe mechanics of a Slip and Trip Accident
  • Recognize the conditions that can cause a Slip, Trip and Fall Event
  • Describe the elements of an effective Slip, Trip and Fall Accident Prevention Program
  • Describe the actions necessary to eliminate or control recognized hazards
  • Investigate a Slip, Trip and Fall Accident

Seminar Contents:

  • Biomechanics of Walking
  • Issues relating to Slips
    • Coefficient of Friction Testing
  • Issues relating to Trips
    • Changes in Elevation
  • Applicable Codes and Standards
    • Building Codes
    • Life Safety Code
    • ADA
  • Prevention Program
    • Design - Hazard ID
    • Training
    • Inspection
    • Response
  • Post Event Actions
    • Investigation
    • Follow-up