Five Questions and Answers about Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents

Five Questions and Answers about Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents Building managers and cleaning professionals are likely aware of the big slip and fall accident problem in North America.  In the U.S., it is estimated there are about three million emergency room visits each year due to slip and fall accidents. This costs about $31 billion in direct medical expenses and results in approximately 20,000 deaths annually in this country. While some slip and fall accidents are unavoidable, the vast majority [...]

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People are Falling – Statistics are NOT

This is the eye catching title of a 2015 article posted in Canada’s Occupational Health & Safety Magazine. According to the article, more than 40,000 Canadian workers are injured on the job due to a slip and fall accident. Along with the personal suffering, this costs employers and the government millions of dollars annually as a result of actual medical expenses and reduced worker productivity. In the US, with ten times the population, the slip and fall statistics are staggering. [...]

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