What Are The Different Factors That Causes Slips, Trips and Falls

This 1 minute safety training video covers: Walking safety tips, what are the causes of trips, what are the factors that can cause slips, other factors that can contribute trips and slips, what is meant by momentum, how momentum can cause you from falling. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 17 minute full length version.

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Atlantic Training's Slips, Trips & Falls DVD program shows employees the situations that can lead to slips, trips and falls, and what they can do to avoid or prevent these accidents. Areas covered in the program include:

This Slips, Trips & Falls Training DVD Covers:
  • What Are The Different Factors That Causes Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Why slips, trips and falls occur.
  • Common causes of accidents.
  • Adverse health effects of injuries.
  • Techniques used to avoid slips, trips and falls.
  • The importance of safety shoes.
  • How to "fall" safely.
  • and more.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 17 minute preview.

Video Transcript

A slip occurs when you lose traction between your footwear sole and the contact surface. This lack of friction or lack of resistance throws your body center of gravity off balance usually backwards. Trips happen when your foot or lower leg strikes or hit an object causing you to stumble your upper body continues moving throwing you off balance. Falling is an involuntary and sudden movement from an upright position down. In a split second these careless combination of safety mistakes; running, a spill not cleaned up and tools left on the ground causes slip, trips and falls. Falling from great heights practically guarantees you broken bones or concussions. But don’t be fool falling in the same level you standing or walking on is a major cause of workplace injuries.