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Slips, trips, and falls

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

Oregon OSHA

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 [español] [PDF] 

Posters | Available in English and español [PDF] 

Workplace housekeeping inspection checklist (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety) [PDF] 
Keeping a tidy workplace is one of the best ways to prevent injuries. 

Ladder safety

Ladder safety mobile app (NIOSH)
Free mobile application includes handy tools for choosing, using, and inspecting extension ladders and step ladders. 

American Ladder Institute
Extensive resources from basic ladder safety to free online training

Fall protection

Personal fall protection equipment: Use and selection guide (International Safety Equipment Association) [PDF] 
This comprehensive guide covers the ABCs of fall protection (anchorage, body support, and connection) and provides information on how to establish a fall protection program at your workplace.

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

Video library

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  • ABCs of your personal fall arrest system | CONST-04
    15 minutes | This video shows viewers how to properly select and use personal fall … Read more
  • Heightened awareness: fall protection in the construction industry | CONST-14
    20 minutes | This video is an excellent resource to help you comply with OSHA's new … Read more
  • Take pride in your job: fall protection | CONST-13
    10 minutes | This video encourages oil and gas extraction workers to use fall prote … Read more
  • Pedestrian safety | GENSAFE-32 (English) GENSAFE-33 (Spanish)
    | More than 25 million workers suffer some type of injury while walking … Read more
  • Stairways and ladders: the first step | GENSAFE-18 (English/Spanish/Portuguese)
    22 minutes | Don't be deceived: Stairways and ladders may not appear dangerous, yet … 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
  • Ladder Safety | GENSAFE 14
    13 minutes | Ladders are one of the most frequently used pieces of equipment in alm … Read more
  • Ladder Safety | GENSAFE 15 (Spanish)
    13 minutes | Ladders are one of the most frequently used pieces of equipment in alm … Read more