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Slips, Trips and Falls, A Major Safety Hazard During Winter

By December 30, 2020 No Comments

According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, more 42,000 workers get injured annually due to fall incidents with the majority (67%) of falls occurring on the same level resulting from slips and trips – the remaining 30% are falls are from a height such as ladders or scaffolding.

These stats are revealing in that they show how workers can experience injuries from slipping and falling on level ground. And according to the National Safety Council, in 2016, close to 700 workers died in falls to a lower level, and roughly 50,000 workers were injured badly enough to require time off of work to recuperate.

What is relatively unknown is that workers don’t have fall from a height to suffer fatal injuries – 134 workers were killed in falls on the same level that same year.

Employers with outdoor lone workers are particularly concerned about accidents as these people are more at risk of serious injury because there is no co-worker with them to assist and call for help if they misstep and fall off of a ramp or slip and trip while walking to a client’s home. Injuries can include fractured bones, broken ribs as well as serious back and head injuries requiring time off work.

Slips, trips and falls are a Major Safety Hazard During Winter and the number one type of work injury during winter but they can be mitigated through a number of simple strategies and tips that must be communicated to both employers and employees – in some cases, training may be necessary.

In Canada in 2016 the highest number of deaths from falls occurred in the Construction Industry, with almost 400 deaths, injuries from falls in the construction industry was approximately 25,000 for the same period. Government workers were most likely to be injured from falls with in excess of 60,000 government workers being injured in 2016, the resulting deaths were less than 50.

 

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