Over 540,000 Slip-Fall injuries, requiring hospital care, occur in North America each year. Slip-Falls account for over 20,000 fatalities per year in North America i.e. 55 persons per day. Slip-Falls are the number one cause of accidents in Hotels, Restaurants and Public Buildings; 70% occur in flat and level surfaces.
Work-related slip, trip, and fall incidents can frequently result in serious disabling injuries that impact a healthcare employee’s ability to do his or her job, often resulting in:
- lost workdays,
- reduced productivity,
- expensive worker compensation claims
Below you will see OSHA’s List of 100 Most Hazardous Industries