A new online kit has been released to help employers prevent slips and trips in the workplace, which accounts for 23.5 per cent of all lost time injuries annually.
According to WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch, the number of slips and trips that happen annually represents a significant cost to employers, which better prevention strategies would help reduce.
The kit includes a guide on how to identify slip and trip hazards and assess them. It also suggests controls that can be implemented to address these hazards.
Although most people don’t consider a slip or trip as serious, the injuries that result can be, especially if a person also strikes something while falling. Read more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/12/new-workplace-safety-kit-now-available/#.WmD8XTclE1l