Slip and fall prevention

Slips, trips, and falls cause an average of 15 percent of all accidental deaths, second only to motor vehicles. Browse these resources to learn what you can do to prevent them.

Preventing slips and falls in winter weather
Walk like a penguin to prevent injuries in the ice and snow.
Duration: 1 minute | Watch now

Oregon OSHA

Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about ladder safety, fall protection, and other hazards. Start here:

Handout │ A brief overview of best practices for preventing slips, trips, and falls. [Spanish] [PDF]

Booklet | This comprehensive safety guide includes information on how to identify and correct workplace hazards, with case studies, Q&A, and an assessment checklist. [PDF]

Brochure | A quick visual guide to common hazards and how to prevent them. [Spanish] [PDF] 

Posters | Available in English and Spanish [PDF] 

Fall protection

For more information on fall protection and working from height, visit the Construction/Maintenance topic page.

For information on falls from ladders, visit our Ladder Safety topic page.

Video library

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  • Pedestrian safety | GENSAFE-32 (English) GENSAFE-33 (Spanish)
    | More than 25 million workers suffer some type of injury while walking … Read more
  • Slips, trips, and falls: stranger than friction | GENSAFE-30 (English) GENSAFE-31 (Spanish)
    20 minutes | Slips, trips, and falls are the cause of most workplace incidents and … Read more
  • Slips, trips, and falls: taking the right steps | GENSAFE-34 (English/Spanish/Portuguese/French)
    16 minutes | Slips, trips, and falls are a major cause of injuries in the workplace … Read more
  • Slips, trips, and falls | GENSAFE-53
    5 minutes | Prevent costly injuries due to slips, trips, and falls on stairs, ladd … Read more
  • Fall factors: understanding and preventing slips, trips, and falls | GENSAFE-65 (English) GENSAFE-66 (Spanish)
    19 minutes | By understanding how fall factors such as balance, gravity, friction, … Read more


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