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Woman wearing boots walking along snowy brick path

It’s “Snow” Wonder The Ground’s Getting Slippery

With the wonder of snowfall come falls and not of the Niagara type.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  December 11, 2019
Worker slipping on wet floor

It’s Friction, Baby (More or Less)

In 1996, Better Than Ezra, the alternative rock band best known for their hit single, Good, released their third album, Friction, Baby. The title comes from a Keith Richards interview where he was asked how he and Mick Jagger were able to stay toget...

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  October 09, 2019
Factory worker's boot tripping over trash

Fall Prevention Awareness Week: Eliminate the Leading Causes of Workplace Injury

According to OSHA, fall prevention/protection issues continue to receive the most citations

General, Slips, Trips & Falls, OSHA  •  September 23, 2019
Coiled oxygen tank tube on blue background

Walking on Air and Falling Flat - the Tripping Hazards of Oxygen Tubing

There are more than 1.5 million adults in the United States that use supplemental oxygen for respiratory disorders according to the American Thoracic Society.

Healthcare, General, Slips, Trips & Falls, Safe Patient Handling & Mobility  •  July 31, 2019
Ladder leaning on a building, out of focus worker walks on roof in background

OSHA Walking Working Surfaces: Don't Get Tripped Up!

Each year over 200,000 employees are injured and hundreds die from falls from heights and falls to the same level.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  July 16, 2019
A man slipping and falling down the stairs.

A Simple Slip and Fall

Slip, trip, and fall injuries can happen at any time, in any season, at any locale. So think about taking the following steps.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  April 24, 2019
worker trips on electric cord

Hidden in Plain Sight

A colleague of mine recently used this phrase in reference to an OSHA news release detailing citations issued to a restaurant chain.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls, OSHA  •  April 10, 2019
Person in snowbank with boots sticking up

Start the Year Off on the Right Foot by Preventing Slips and Falls

With the dawn of a new year, let’s all start off on the right foot by keeping our feet underneath us when afoot.

Outdoor Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  January 02, 2019

Reflection Over Yuletide Tea

In the still life of winter, a weak sun peeks through a weathered window illuminating the pale-yellow walls of a cozy kitchen.

General, Outdoor Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  December 19, 2018
walking in boots on ice

Get Rock Solid on Slip and Fall Prevention

With the early arrival of Old Man Winter’s icy disposition across the Northeast, now is the time to get rock solid on slip and fall prevention.

General, Outdoor Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  November 20, 2018

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