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Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention

One of the most common workplace injuries in higher education is related to preventable slips, trips, and falls.

It is easy to prevent falling accidents.  Employees should always follow good housekeeping practices and pay attention to their environment to avoid slips and falls.

In addition, employees should follow these guidelines:

  • Turn on office lights.  Ensure that passageways are adequately lighted.
  • Avoid horseplay
  • Avoid unnecessary haste.  Do not run in work areas.
  • Use ladders or step-stools to reach high places.  Never climb onto a chair, drawer, or shelves.
  • Keep hallways and stairwells neat and free of obstacles.
  • Remove items that may pose a potential slipping hazard.
  • Clean up spills as soon as they occur.
  • Never obstruct your view when walking.
  • Do not wear clothing that is too long or shoes that have slippery heals or soles.
  • Hold the handrail when using stairs.
  • Be careful when walking on web surfaces or when entering a building while wearing wet shoes.
  • Report uneven surfaces, such as loose or missing floor tiles to ehs@tamut.edu for repair.
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