We all enjoy the internet videos of people taking unexpected tumbles or bounces off trampolines in the backyard or the ones where the old guy slips off the diving board while trying to impress his grandkids with his abilities as a circus acrobat. The commonality about slipping and falling and our enjoyment of same is that it is truly funny – when it happens to someone else.
Slip and fall injuries are among the most common of all workplace injuries and they are also among the most serious. As we age, our bodies begin to lose the ability to make quick corrections to remain upright when the footing suddenly turns to Jello. The resulting crash to the floor can often result in broken bones, serious tendon and ligament damage, and muscle strains – not to mention damage to the ego of the person taking the tumble.
If you would like to learn more about how to prevent slips, trips and falls at your workplace, please refer to the attached Safety Bulletin.
STAY SAFE! – (and upright)