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Stand up to falls

During National Safety Month, learn three simple things you can do to prevent the most common workplace injuries: slips, trips, and falls.

posted June 01, 2017

Slips, trips, and falls are among the leading causes of workplace injuries in Oregon.

Did you know:

  • Slips, trips, and falls cause more than 300,000 injuries per year in the U.S.—one every two minutes.
  • They’re the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, including concussions.
  • They cause 15 percent of all accidental deaths, second only to motor vehicles.Eliminate hazards, clean up spills immediately.

Here's what you can do:

  • Eliminate tripping hazards. Clean up wet areas and spills immediately. Secure electrical cords.
  • Wear the right shoes for the job and conditions. Replace or repair worn footwear.
  • Never step on the top platform of any ladder.Use ladders safely. Never step on the top platform of any ladder, including a stepladder.

Learn more

Download free posters and find additional safety resources.

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